German powerhouse André Greipel had arguably the best season of his 11-year professional career in 2015, claiming 16 wins in a standout year.

While stage wins at Paris-Nice, the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Britain were impressive, it was at the Tour de France where Greipel proved himself to still be classed as one of the peloton’s best sprinters.

Greipel had won at least one stage at the Tour de France every year since 2011, but his four victories in the biggest race of the year took his tally to 10 overall.


Watch: Andre Greipel wins stage two of the Tour de France


With only five bona fide sprint stages in the race, Greipel cleaned up nearly all of them, including a first ever win on the Champs-Elysées, and came second to Mark Cavendish on stage seven.

He’s no one-trick pony, though, performing well in a support role in the spring Classics – finishing 15th at the Tour of Flanders and 28th at Paris-Roubaix – and winning the late-season Vattenfall Cyclassics in front of his home fans.

Turning 34 during the 2016 Tour de France, Greipel is showing no signs of slowing down as he looks to build on his impressive Grand Tour palmares.