Armed men break into Mark Cavendish's family home during aggravated burglary

The British rider was recovering from his Ghent Six crash at his family home in Essex, when burglars broke in with weapons

Mark Cavendish burglary
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Mark Cavendish has shared details of an aggravated burglary that occurred in November at his home in Essex, during which he was assaulted and his wife threatened. 

Cavendish suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung following a heavy crash at the Six Days of Ghent on Sunday 21 November, and subsequently spent multiple days in ICU in Ghent University Hospital, before returning home to continue his recovery. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.