Bernard Hinault: 'Mark Cavendish can match Merckx's Tour win record'

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme hails Mark Cavendish as the race's best ever sprinter - Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), who won a second time in the 2016 Tour de France on Monday, can catch cycling legend Eddy Merckx's record of 34 victories, says Bernard Hinault.

With his win in Angers, the 31-year-old Manxman now sits with Hinault in second place with 28 stage victories behind Merckx.

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