Mark Cavendish back on top in battle of the sprinters

Manxman Mark Cavendish matches rival Alexander Kristoff's tally of 11 victories so far in 2015 - and there's more to come

Mark Cavendish after winning Stage 7 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Watson)

When Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) won the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California on Monday he moved back to the top of the 2015 victory list, equalling Norwegian Alexander Kristoff's tally of 11 wins.

Cavendish's 11 victories so far this season have been spread evenly throughout the year, starting with a stage victory in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina in January, then followed by two stages and the overall classification in the Dubai Tour, the Clasica de Almeria, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, three Tour of Turkey stages and now two in California. And that's despite an illness in March.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.