Mark Cavendish hits top 10 of UCI World Ranking

Tour of Qatar winner Mark Cavendish sprints up to eighth place in the UCI's latest World Ranking

Mark Cavendish in the lead after stage four of the 2016 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish has moved up to eighth position in the latest edition of the UCI World Ranking, published on Monday.

The British Dimension Data sprinter secured the overall victory in the Tour of Qatar on Friday, having won the opening stage and placed seventh in the crucial mid-race individual time trial.

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