In Turkey, Mark Cavendish scored his first victory since February 2018

In Turkey, Mark Cavendish scored his first victory since February 2018

In keeping with the Turkey Tour, the British sprinter achieved victory in the second stage. He hasn’t won since February 8, 2018. You have to go back to 2016 to succeed on the World Tour

Three years after his recent success, Britain’s Mark Cavendish returned to victory on Monday in Konya in the second leg of the Turkey tour.

Cavendish, who was back in the off-season at Deckonink’s team, won the sprint race against Belgian Jasper Phillipsen and German Andre Gribel, at the end of 144 kilometers from this stage which completed over 44 km / h on average.

The former British victory on February 8, 2018, in the third stage of the Dubai Tour. His recent WorldTour success dates back to the 14th stage of the Tour de France 2016.

“I will never get tired”

At the age of thirty-five, CAF signed the 147th success of a career spanning 30 stages of the Tour de France – only Eddie Merckx did better! – And 15 in Giro and the title of world champion in 2011.

The Isle of Man contestant commented, “I won’t tire of winning.” “I knew I had the means to win. Patrick Leffer (the head of Dickonink’s team) believed in me and I think I’m lucky to be on this team, in this family.”

In Turkey, his squad forms a group geared towards sprints with New Zealander Shane Archbold, Colombian Alvaro Hodig and Dutchman Fabio Jacobsen, to return to competition after his dangerous fall from the Poland tour last summer. As well as veteran Belgian Eljo Casey (38 years old) to lead the “train”.

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The icing on the cake, Cavendish donned the captain’s shirt for this staging race that wraps up Sunday in Kusadasi. Tuesday, the third phase connects Yeşehir with Alanya on a road of 212 km.

Three teams from WorldTour (Astana, Deckonink, Israel SZN) are participating in this 56th edition of Turkey Tour.

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