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Mark Cavendish and wife Peta Todd are expecting their second baby together.

Peta Todd announced the news on Instagram by posting a picture of herself showing a distinct bump and captioned: "Think I might have left it too late to start legs, bums & tums! #anothercavendish #iamabarrel".

Ms Todd is past the three-month mark at which it's customary to announce a pregnancy. According to The Sun, the pair kept the news quiet due to possible hitches after she had a cervical cancer scare in 2013.

 

Think I might have left it too late to start legs, bums & tums! #anothercavendish #iamabarrel

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After many messages of congratulation from her followers, she posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the lovely messages my lovelies. Wasn't straight forward from the start so kept it 'mum' so to speak, but over half way now."

Cav responded by retweeting Ms Todd's pregnant selfie and adding: "We're taking over...... #proud".

 

Back with my poorly patient for one night before his other love gets him back...out for the count. #poorly

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Peta Todd and Mark Cavendish married in 2013. They have a three year old daughter, Delilah Grace, and Ms Todd has a son, Finnbar, born in 2006 during a previous relationship.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.