‘You can clearly say Mark is the best sprinter there ever was,’ says Michael Mørkøv as Cavendish equals Tour de France record

Mørkøv guided his team-leader to his 34th Tour de France victory, as Cavendish matches Eddy Merckx’s records

Mark Cavendish and Michael Mørkøv after stage 13 of the Tour de France
Mark Cavendish and Michael Mørkøv after stage 13 of the Tour de France
(Image credit: Stephane Mahe - Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Mørkøv said that Mark Cavendish is ‘clearly the best sprinter there ever was,’ as Cavendish matched Eddy Merckx’s record at the Tour de France. 

British sprinting superstar Cavendish fired his way to his 34th career Tour de France stage victory on Friday (July 9), as he was guided to the line by lead-out expert Michael Mørkøv. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.