Who is Mark Cavendish, who is his wife Peta Todd and what world records has broken?

MARK CAVENDISH is a British cycling legend who specialises in sprinting.

However, unfortunately he has been in the news recently after suffering injuries at the hands of robbers who broke into his home.

Four intruders broke into the house, where his wife Peta Todd and three children were inside at the time.

Police said they threatened ex-Page 3 girl Peta with a knife before assaulting Tour de France hero Mark.

The masked thugs then made off with a Luis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches.

Thankfully no one was seriously injured but police said the family have been left "shaken" by the raid on November 27.

Mark said in a statement: “As I’m sure you will understand, this incident has left our family extremely distressed – not just myself and Peta but our children as well, who feared for their lives and are now struggling with the after-effects.

"No one should have to experience the sort of violence and threats made against us, let alone this happening in a family home – a place where everyone should feel safe."

Who is Mark Cavendish?

Otherwise known as the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish is a cycling superstar from the Isle of Man.

He is widely considered the greatest road sprinter in history, having won a record-equalling 34 stages at the Tour de France.

Cavendish became world champion in 2011, winning the championships in Copenhagen.

Who is his wife Peta?

Cavendish married model Peta Todd in 2013, the couple have three children together.

Alongside hosting the Things I Told My Daughter Podcast for The Sun, Peta has dedicated her time to raising funds for the Help for Heroes charity.

In 2009, Peta climbed Mount Kilimanjaro alongside injured servicemen and women and the following year was given an award for her outstanding contribution to the charity, including a personal meeting from Prince William.

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