Mark Cavendish aiming for Tour de France stage win record, says team

Mark Cavendish has his sights set on the all-time record of Tour de France stage wins, aiming to surpass Hinault and Merckx's records - according to Team Dimension Data's Doug Ryder

Mark Cavendish wins stage seven of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish will aim to build on his 26 Tour de France stage wins in 2016 and to approach the all-time record of Eddy Merckx, says his new team Dimension Data.

Cavendish sprinted to another stage victory this July to move to third best. His win in Fougères lifted his tally to 26 and sat him directly behind Merckx with 34 victories and Bernard Hinault with 28.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.