British pros rack up 40 wins in 2010

Mark Cavendish celebrates winning his first Vuelta stage, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 12

When Adam Blythe crossed the line with arms aloft at the Nationale Sluitingsprijs race in Belgium yesterday, his victory celebration marked the 40th major international win by a British cyclist this season.

It was Britain's most successful professional rider in the sport's history that opened his country's account in 2010 - Mark Cavendish. Cavendish won a stage of the Tour of Catalonia in Spain on March 23, starting a run of British wins that continues unabated.

After Cavendish's Catalonia victory, Russell Downing won a stage of Criterium International in March, followed by a stage win in the same race by David Millar... and then the wins kept coming.

Cavendish is again Britain's most prolific winner this season with with 11 victories, including five Tour de France and three Vuelta a Espana stages. 

The British women have contributed greatly to the success, with Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead, Sharon Laws and Nicole Cooke all collecting victories in the biggest races on the world stage.

Pooley in particular has made her mark, amassing nine wins this season starting with Fleche Wallonne in April and finishing with the time trial World Championship title in September. 

Only individual wins and events open to an international field have been included. This does not include team time trials or events such as the Commonwealth Games

British major individual international pro wins: 2010

MARCH

23rdMark CavendishTour of Cataloniastage

28thRussell DowningCriterium Internationalstage

28thDavid MillarCriterium Internationalstage

APRIL

1stDavid MillarThree Days of De PanneTT stage

1stDavid MillarThree Days of De Panneoverall

21stEmma PooleyFlèche Wallonne

29thMark CavendishTour of Romandystage

30thEmma PooleyGP Suisse

MAY

1stEmma PooleyGP Elsy Jacobs

8thBradley WigginsGiro d'Italiastage

15th Lizzie ArmitsteadTour de l'Audestage

15thBen SwiftTour of Picardiestage

16thBen SwiftTour of Picardieoverall

16thMark CavendishTour of Californiastage

21stEmma PooleyTour de l'Audestage

23rdEmma PooleyTour de l'Audeoverall

JUNE

12thNicole CookeIurreta-Emakumeen BiroTT stage

18thEmma PooleyGiro del Trentinostage

20thEmma PooleyGiro del Trentinooverall

JULY

8thMark CavendishTour de Francestage

9thMark CavendishTour de Francestage

15thMark CavendishTour de Francestage

24thMark CavendishTour de Francestage

26thMark CavendishTour de Francestage

28thRussell DowningTour de Walloniestage

28thRussell DowningTour de Wallonieoverall

AUGUST

14thLizzie ArmitsteadLa Route de Francestage

21stEmma PooleyGP PlouayWorld Cup

SEPTEMBER

6thSharon LawsTour de l'Ardechestage

8thLizzie ArmitsteadTour de l'Ardechestage

9thMark CavendishVuelta a Espanastage

9thLizzie ArmitsteadTour de l'Ardechestage

10thMark CavendishVuelta a Espanastage

10thLizzie ArmitsteadTour de l'Ardechestage

16thMark CavendishVuelta a Espanastage

29thEmma PooleyWorld TT Championships

30thAdam BlytheCircuit Franco-Belgestage

OCTOBER

2ndAdam BlytheCircuit Franco-Belgestage

3rdAdam BlytheCircuit Franco-Belgeoverall

12thAdam BlytheSluitingprijs Kapellen

Related links

Blythe wins again in Belgium

Pooley joins Britain's women world champions

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