Mark Cavendish wins stage two of Tour of Turkey to say first win in over three years

Mark Cavendish wins stage two of Tour of Turkey to say first win in over three years

The 35-year-old, who has 30 Tour de France stage victories, had not gained wherever since February 2018 and had been affected by the Epstein-Barr virus.

Mark Cavendish wins stage two of Tour of Turkey to claim first win in over three years

File picture of Mark Cavendish. AFP

Paris: British biking ace Mark Cavendish gained stage two of the Tour of Turkey on Monday for his first victory in additional than three years.

The 35-year-old, who has 30 Tour de France stage victories, had not gained wherever since February 2018 and had been affected by the Epstein-Barr virus.

However on Monday powered to a slim win, overtaking Jasper Philipsen on the road after a 144.9km circuit across the city of Konya.

“It is unbelievable, it is tremendous good and I by no means get uninterested in this sense,” Cavendish mentioned.

The victory gave him the general lead within the race after he additionally got here fourth on Sunday’s opener.

The Manxman was additionally swift to thank Fast-Step boss Patrick Lefevere for having given him a contract within the New Yr.

“Some individuals did not assume I may get again to profitable, however he did and for that I’m grateful,” he mentioned.

It was additionally an enormous second for one more Fast-Step sprinter, Fabio Jakobsen, who’s making his return after dishonest dying on the Tour of Poland eight months in the past.

“What made me tremendous proud was that Fabio was concerned on this, working on the entrance within the finale along with the opposite guys, particularly after what he has been via,” Cavendish mentioned.

“This crew is a household and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

Sunday had already been an enormous day for the Belgian crew because the 24-year-old Jakobsen obtained a standing ovation at the beginning after combating his means again from his accidents which included a number of cranium fractures in addition to dropping all his tooth on the Tour of Poland final yr.

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