When Mark Cavendish rocketed over the line in St Louis to take the opening stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday, he brought his career total of wins to 50.

In just three short years, the 24 year old has established himself as Britain’s most successful road rider in history – and there’s more to come.

Earlier this year Cavendish passed Chris Boardman to take the top slot in Cycling Weekly’s all-time list of British pro winners.

Since 2007, the ‘Manx Missile’ has won ten stages of the Tour de France, five stages of the Giro d’Italia and won the Milan-San Remo classic among many others.

This year, Cavendish has take a victory in every stage race he has ridden – a factor that is solid gold to professional teams and their sponsors. He’s won in Qatar, America, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. Cavendish is the very definition of a bankable star.

Mark Cavendish’s professional wins

Total – 50 wins

2009 – 22 wins
Two Tour of Qatar stages
Two Tour of California stages
Tirreno-Adriatico stage
Milan-San Remo
Two Three Days of De Panne stages
Three Giro d’Italia stages
Two Tour of Switzerland stages
Six Tour de France stages
Sparkasse Giro
Tour of Ireland stage
Tour of Missouri stage

2008 – 17 wins
Two Three Days of De Panne stages
Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen
Tour of Romandy prologue
Two Giro d’Italia stages
Ster Elektrotoer stage
Four Tour de France stages
Three Tour of Ireland stages
Three Tour of Missouri stages

2007 – 11 wins
Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen
Two Four Days of Dunkirk stages
Two Tour of Catalonia stages
Ster Elektrotoer stage
Tour of Denmark stage
ENECO Tour stage
Tour of Britain prologue
Tour of Britain stage
Circuit Franco Belge stage

Related links

Cavendish wins opening stage in Missouri

Cycling Weekly’s all-time list of British pro winners

Mark Cavendish: Rider Profile