Cavendish rises to second in list of all-time British pro winners

Mark Cavendish stage 6 Tour of Qatar 2009

Mark Cavendish bagged the 32nd win of his short professional career when he won the sprint finish at the end of the fifth stage of the Tour of California on Thursday.

That victory lifted the 23-year-old Isle of Man sprinter to second place in the Cycling Weekly league table of British professional wins.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.