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.

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