Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish is currently racing with UCI World Team Deceuninck–Quick-Step. Furthermore, Mark Cavendish is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. In 2021, the Tour de France director, Christia Prudhomme, dubbed him “the best sprinter in the history of the Tour and of cycling.”

Early Life

Mark Cavendish was born on May 21, 1985, in Douglas, Isle of Man, under the sign of Gemini. He is currently 36 years old. He is the son of Isle and Yorkshire, England natives, David and Adele. The thirty-year-old is of Caucasian ethnicity and possesses British nationality.

Professional Life

Cavendish won gold in the Madison in his first year as a top track rider in 2005. Three years later, he was competing for Great Britain at the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, alongside Rob Hayles and Bradley Wiggins.

Cavendish did not compete on the track after failing to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He returned in 2015 and won his third UCI Track Cycling World Championships title the following year in Madison. He also earned a silver medal in the omnium at the 2016 Summer Olympics as an individual.

Cavendish began his professional career as a road cyclist in 2005. In his debut professional season, he has eleven victories to his credit. He has also won 34 Tour de France stages, putting him in a tie for first place all-time.

He won the Men’s road race at the 2011 Road World Championships, making him the second male British rider after Tom Simpson. In addition, he has won the points classification in each of the three grand tours: 2010 Vuelta an Espaa, 2011, and 2021 Tours de France, and the 2013 Giro d’Italia.

He became the first individual to win the Tour de France’s final 2012 Champs-Elysees stage for the fourth year in a row. In 2013, he was part of a team that won seven Grand Tour stages. He won his first Tour de France in 2016. Until August 2018, when he was diagnosed with Epstein–Barr virus, he had good results.

Cavendish returned to the Tour de France in 2021, winning stages four, six, and ten, bringing his tally to 33 stage wins, one short of the overall stage victory record.

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Caption: Mark Cavendish captured during a ride (Source: Instagram)

Net worth

Mark Cavendish’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million in 2021. Even though he didn’t make the top ten highest-paid riders this year, he still has a six-figure annual salary. His annual compensation was $2.4 million in 2012. Furthermore, Mark Cavendish earns 2,400,000 euros per year, according to The Economics of Professional Road Cycling, by Daam Van Reeth and Daniel Joseph Larson (2016).

He has three residences in total: one on the Isle of Man, which he says will always be his true home; another in Essex; and a training base in Quarrata, Tuscany, Italy.

Relationship Status

Peta Todd, a former English beauty model, and Page 3 girl is Mark Cavendish’s wife. They met in Los Angeles in 2010 at an event for Help for Heroes, a nonprofit close to Todd’s heart, and began dating soon after.

Cavendish and model Peta Todd married in London on October 5, 2013. Delilah, Frey, and Casper are three of the couple’s three children. Cavendish also has a son with Peta, Finnbar (born 2006), from a prior relationship.

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Caption: Mark Cavendish with his kids (Source: Instagram)

Body measurements and Social media

He stands 1.75 meters (5 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 70 kilograms (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb).

He is active on several social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter with the username @markcavendish. His Instagram account has currently garnered around 737k followers and has gained 1.3M Followers Followers on Twitter.