Cav — again. No April Fool.

Hey, he’s headed for the record books.

Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the Three Days of De Panne in Belgium this afternoon, his seventh win of the season. The Columbia-Highroad star won the 219-kilometre stage from Zottegem to Oostduinkerke, beating Australian Robbie McEwen (Katusha) and Italian Francesco Chicchi of Liquigas in the sprint. The Three Days of de Panne finishes tomorrow with a road race stage in the morning and an individual time-trial in the afternoon. Cavendish is out of contention in the general classification as he finished in the peloton yesterday well behind the stage winner.

Cavendish now has a total of 35 wins in just over two years in the pro ranks. Chris Boardman tops the Cycling Weekly list of all-time British pro winners with 41 victories.

This picture was taken in Qatar, where, by coincidence, your Blogger is working for the next few days.