How many Tour de France stages has Mark Cavendish won?
MARK CAVENDISH is the joint-most decorated stage winner in Tour de France history.
The Manx Missile, 38, has announced he will retire from the sport at the end of the season.
GettyMark Cavendish celebrates victory in Fougeres on stage four of the Tour de France – his first stage win in five years[/caption]
News Group Newspapers LtdBelgian icon Eddy Merckx has the most Tour de France stage wins in history[/caption]
He is currently riding at the Giro d’Italia – the Tour of Italy – and is hoping to win just one more stage at the Tour de France this July.
Cavendish last rode the Tour in 2021, where he was narrowly pipped on the Champs Elysses, where he had the chance to be the outright leader in stages won.
How many Tour de France stage wins does Mark Cavendish have?
Mark Cavendish has 34 stage wins at the Tour de France, and has equalled the great Merckx after his victory on Stage 13.
He scored his first ever stage win at Chateauroux in 2008 and has not looked back.
It has not been all plain sailing for Cav though, with the bunch sprint specialist going through a difficult spell between 2016 and this year, where he suffered from Epstein-Barr virus and went through a spell of depression.
But he has bounced back brilliantly this year.
How many stage wins is Mark Cavendish off the Tour de France record?
Cavendish is now LEVEL on Tour stage wins with Belgian legend Merckx’s record.
The ‘Cannibal’ clinched his incredible tally of day-long victories between 1969 and 1975.
Merckx, now 76, also clinched the Yellow Jersey at the Tour an incredible FIVE times.
EPACavendish and Merckx shared a photo op before Stage 19 of the 2021 Tour de France[/caption]
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Who are the top Tour de France stage winners of all time?
Here is how they rank:
Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) – 34
Bernard Hinault (France) – 28
Andre Leducq (France) – 25
Andre Darrigade (France) – 22
Nicolas Frantz (Luxembourg) – 20
Francois Faber (Luxembourg) – 19
Jean Alavoine (France) – 17
Jacques Anquetil (France), Rene Le Greves (France), Charles Pelissier (France) – 16