Mark Cavendish, Tour de France 2009, stage 19

Mark Cavendish is again the most successful rider of the season and so rightly tops a new Eurosport ranking ahead of Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.

Called the Classment Eurosport, the ranking is based on more than 160 races on the UCI calendar. Points are awarded to riders in the top ten of each race, the top 20 in the major Tours, stage winners and jersey wearers.

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