Sprint clashes, comebacks and transfers - The fast men to watch in 2022

Girmay, Jakobsen, Philipsen, Cavendish, Bennett sprinters to watch 2022
Clockwise from top left – Jakobsen, Cavendish, Bennett, Girmay, and Philipsen are among our sprinters to watch for 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images/Bora-Hansgrohe – Composite)

At the end of each year, Cyclingnews establishes the best sprinter of the season, using our unique points formula to objectively rank the top fast men of the past 12 months.

In 2020, Sam Bennett came out on top ahead of Arnaud Démare, Pascal Ackermann and Caleb Ewan. In 2021, the sprints, crashes, comebacks, injuries shook up the sprinter's hierarchy and painted a very different picture.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.