Mark Cavendish wins stage 2, Tour of Ireland 2009

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

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