Chris Froome's stage eight victory in the 2016 Tour de France means that he has now amassed 34 pro victories, one more than former Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins

When Chris Froome swept down the Col de Peyresourde to take victory on stage eight of the 2016 Tour de France he elevated himself higher up the all-time list of British professional road winners.

Froome’s victory on Saturday is his 34th pro win, moving him past former Sky team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins and up to third place behind Mark Cavendish and Chris Boardman.

>>> The all-time list of British pro winners

Froome has found success on the road relatively late on in his career, having only really started building up victories as he joined Team Sky when the British WorldTour squad was formed in 2010. His first win was a stage of the Vuelta a España in 2011, then a stage of the Tour in 2012 – the year Wiggins won.

The all-time list of British pro winners

1. Mark Cavendish (2007-present) – 140 wins
2. Chris Boardman (1993-1999) – 41 wins
3. Chris Froome (2007-present) – 34 wins
4. Bradley Wiggins (2003-present) – 33 wins
5=. Malcolm Elliott (1987-1995) – 31 wins
5=. David Millar (1997-2014) – 31 wins
7. Tom Simpson (1959-1967) – 24 wins
8=. Barry Hoban (1964-1978) – 21 wins
8=. Michael Wright (1962-1973) – 21 wins
8=. Jeremy Hunt (1997-2012) – 21 wins
11. Robert Millar (1983-1995) – 16 wins

From 2013 onwards, Froome became Tour leader in his own right and the wins have rapidly accumulated, including victories in Critérium du Dauphiné, Ruta del Sol, Tour de Romandie, Tour of Oman, Herald Sun Tour and his two Tour overall wins in 2013 and 2015.

Cavendish is the outright leader with an astonishing 140 pro victories since 2007, including the three stages of the Tour that he chalked up in the 2016 race’s opening week. Cavendish has now won 29 stages of the Tour.

Boardman clocked up 41 pro wins from 1993 to 1999.

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Both Froome and Cavendish have further chances of claiming wins during the 2016 Tour de France. Cavendish currently leads the points classification and Froome is in the overall race lead. The Tour concludes in Paris on Sunday, July 24.

Chris Froome’s victories

34 professional wins, 2007 to date

2011 – 1
Vuelta a Espana stage

2012 – 1
Tour de France stage

2013 – 13
Tour of Oman stage and overall
Tirreno-Adriatico stage
Criterium International stage and overall
Tour de Romandie stage and overall
Criterium du Dauphine stage and overall
Three Tour de France stages and overall

2014 – 6
Tour of Oman stage and overall
Tour of Romandie stage and overall
Two Criterium du Dauphine stages

2015 – 7
Ruta del Sol stage and overall
Two Criterium du Dauphine stages and overall
Tour de France stage and overall

2016 – 6
Herald Sun Tour stage and overall
Tour de Romandie stage
Criterium du Dauphine stage and overall
Tour de France stage