Mark Cavendish currently rides Deceuninck-Quick-Step with the UCI World Team. Additionally, Mark Cavendish is considered one of the greatest of all time. In 2021, Tour de France director Christia Prudhomme called him “the best sprinter in the history of the Tour and cycling”.
Mark Cavendish was born on May 21, 1985 in Douglas, Isle of Man, in the sign of Gemini. He is currently 36 years old. He is the son of David and Adele, natives of Isle and Yorkshire, England. The 30-year-old is of Caucasian descent and has British citizenship.
Cavendish won gold at the Madison in 2005 in his first year as a top cyclist. Three years later he represented 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 Championship title the following year in Madison. He also won a silver medal in the omnium as a singles player at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Cavendish began his professional career in 2005 as a road cyclist. In his first professional season he has eleven wins to his credit. He has also won 34 stages of the Tour de France, taking first place all-time.
He won the men’s road race at the 2011 World Road Championships, becoming the second male British driver after Tom Simpson. He has also won the points classification at each of the three Grand Tours: Vuelta an Espaa 2010, Tours de France 2011 and 2021 and Giro d’Italia 2013.
He became the first lone fighter to win the final stage of the Champs-Elysees in the 2012 Tour de France for a fourth consecutive year. In 2013 he was part of a team that won seven Grand Tour stages. He won his first Tour de France in 2016. He was having good results until August 2018 when he was diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus.
Cavendish returned to the Tour de France in 2021 and won stages four, six and ten and brought his tally to 33 stage wins, one short of the overall record of stage wins.
Mark Cavendish net worth is estimated to reach US$10 million in 2021. Despite not making the top ten highest-paid drivers this year, he still has a six-figure annual salary. His annual compensation in 2012 was $2.4 million. Additionally, according to The Economics of Professional Road Cycling by Daam Van Reeth and Daniel Joseph Larson (2016), Mark Cavendish earns €2,400,000 per year.
He has three residences in all: 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.
Peta Todd, a former English beauty model and girl, is the wife of Mark Cavendish. They met in Los Angeles in 2010 at an event for Help for Heroes, a non-profit organization Todd cares about, and began dating soon after.
Cavendish and model Peta Todd were 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 previous relationship.
Body Measurements and Social Media
He stands 1.75 meters (5 feet 9 inches) tall, weighing 70 kilograms (154 lb; 11st 0 lb).
He is active on multiple social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter with the username @markcavendish. His Instagram The account has currently gained around 737,000 followers and 1.3 million followers on Twitter.