Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage 2: I never get tired of this feeling!
Apr 13 2021 01:40 am CET

Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage 2: I never get tired of this feeling!
Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage 2: I never get tired of this feeling!
Photo of Mark Cavendish © Wout Beel

Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has taken the 147th victory of his career at the second stage of the Tour of Turkey.

The British rider has become the best sprinter in history by taking his 147th victory in the fast finish of the Turkish race's second day. The 35-year-old rider had taken his latest win at the 2018 Dubai Tour and more than three years later, he beat Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Andre Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation) to the finish line.

"It's incredible, it's super nice and I never get tired of this feeling!" he said. "Everyone on the team was incredibly committed today and that was very important. I knew after yesterday that I had the speed needed to win and I also knew that if I would be on Greipel's wheel, I would have a shot coming into the last couple of hundred meters. Philipsen jumped early and had a small gap, but I had enough to make up ground and I must say I was quite surprised at how quickly I came in the final meters of the stage.

"I want to thank Deceuninck-Quick-Step and Patrick for giving me this opportunity. Patrick believed in me and I am so lucky to be here in this special team, in this family. Some people didn't think I could get back to winning, but he did and for that I am grateful. Just to get back to winning after what I've been through in the last couple of years is truly incredible. To win again was emotional and to hug all my teammates after the finish was amazing. What made me super proud was that Fabio was involved in this, working at the front in the finale together with the other guys, especially after what he has been through. As I said, this team is a family and I am happy to be part of it."







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