Mark Cavendish makes it two in Tour of Turkey: The fact that I won again gives me a lot of confidence
Apr 14 2021 01:10 am CET

Mark Cavendish makes it two in Tour of Turkey: The fact that I won again gives me a lot of confidence
Mark Cavendish makes it two in Tour of Turkey: The fact that I won again gives me a lot of confidence
Photo of Mark Cavendish © Wout Beel

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Mark Cavendish has taken his second victory in a row in the Tour of Turkey.

The Briton was the fastest in the sprint finale after 212.6 kilometres of racing between Beysehir and Alanya. The peloton caught the escapees with 15 kilometres to go and Cavendish was put into a good position by Shane Archbold and Alvaro Hodeg, after which he crossed the finish line just ahead of Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Bingoal Pauwels).

"My confidence is still coming back and today I had more than yesterday and knew I could fight again for the victory," said the rider. "It was a difficult finish over the urban cobbles and with that treacherous wind, but we wanted to control the sprint ourselves. Iljo (Keisse) was again incredible and what he did motivated us for the finale, where we were all together. Fabio (Jakobsen) also worked hard and it was nice to see him at the sharp end of a bike race, Shane and Stijn (Steels) rode a lot in the wind, while Alvaro was there for me under the flamme rouge.

"The fact that I won again gives me a lot of confidence, especially as it's for the first time in five years or so that I've claimed back-to-back stages in a race. Doing it in the leader's jersey makes it even more special. We're happy and we'll continue to enjoy ourselves here."







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