Mark Cavendish officially greatest male sprinter after Tour of Hungary win

Cavendish took his 164th career win to move past Mario Cipollini in the all-time win ranking

Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: @sprintcycling)

Mark Cavendish is now officially the greatest male sprinter of all time, after taking his 164th career win at the Tour of Hungary on Thursday. 

The second win of what is expected to be his final season took him to second place in cycling’s male all time wins ranking behind Eddy Merckx. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.