As reported by Sky Sport Italy, Mark Cavendish, his wife Peta and their children suffered a home robbery, where they were allegedly threatened with a knife and attacked by robbers. The thieves would have taken away a suitcase and two precious watches.
English police said no one was seriously injured, but the whole family was deeply shaken by what happened. Cavendish on November 22, 2021 was the protagonist of a fall during the Six Days of Ghent where he suffered the fracture of two ribs and the partial collapse of a lung, spending the night under observation in intensive care.
Through Instagram, Cavendish said about la it: "These facts have deeply distressed us, and our children have feared for life, and still struggle with the after-effects of fear. Nobody should be subjected to that kind of violence, especially when it happens safely.
of their own home. What was taken away were only objects, but our priority is to recover from the shock: we know that it will probably take some time."
In 2021 he tries to relaunch by returning to the Deceuninck-Quick Step.
He returns to victory, after more than three years of fasting, on April 12, on the occasion of the 2nd stage of the Tour of Turkey. In the following two days he wins as many sprints, bringing the final tally to four, also winning the final stage.
He then participates in the Tour of Belgium where he wins the last stage, beating important sprinters like Merlier and Ackermann in the sprint. Although his participation in the Tour de France was not initially planned, given the knee problems of Sam Bennett, a sprinter designated at Deceuninck, he is selected for the French race, to which he returns after 3 years.
On 29 June he returned to victory at the Tour del France after five years, in the 4th stage, at the finish in Fougères, where he had already imposed himself with the same team in 2015, preceding Nacer Bouhanni and Jasper Philipsen in the sprint; with this victory he brings his successes to 31 in the French stage race.
On 1 July he won again at the finish line of the sixth stage in Châteauroux, where he had already won in 2008 and 2011, bringing his overall victories in the French event to 32. He imposes himself again in the tenth stage, at the finish in Valence, obtaining the third victory in this edition of the Tour and taking 33 overall victories.
On 9 July, with the victory obtained in the thirteenth stage with arrival in Carcassonne, he equals the historic record of 34 stage victories at the Grande Boucle held by Eddy Merckx. Pic by thejjReport