Updated: July 20, 2016
Mark Cavendish became only the second rider in Tour de France history to reach 30 stage wins in the race, when he outsprinted Marcel Kittel to win stage 14 of the 2016 Tour.
The Manx Missile started the race on 26 stage wins before taking that tally to 27 with victory on the opening stage at Utah Beach – pulling on the yellow jersey for the first time in the process. Cavendish then moved level with Hinault after edging out Andre Greipel by the narrowest margin in Angers on stage three.
Victory on stage six Cavendish move clear of Hinault with 29 wins to further underline his reputation as cycling’s greatest ever sprinter, and stage 14 saw him reach the 30 mark.
Cavendish’s four stage wins in this year’s race, alongside victories for team-mate Steve Cummings and Chris Froome have also taken the British tally to 65 – overtaking Switzerland (60) as the eighth-most successful nation at the Tour de France in the process.
Here’s a closer look at the other riders in the all-time top ten list for Tour de France stage wins.