Tour of Turkey: British bicycle owner Mark Cavendish avoids late crash to win third consecutive stage

Tour of Turkey: British bicycle owner Mark Cavendish avoids late crash to win third consecutive stage

The 35-year-old Cavendish hadn’t received a race since 2018 earlier than Monday however was celebrating a 3rd victory in three days after the 184.4km run from Alanya to the coastal city of Kemer.

Tour of Turkey: British cyclist Mark Cavendish avoids late crash to win third consecutive stage

File picture of Mark Cavendish. AFP

Paris: British sprinter Mark Cavendish averted a late crash to win a 3rd consecutive stage on the Tour of Turkey on Wednesday to stay within the general lead of the eight day occasion.

The 35-year-old Cavendish hadn’t received a race since 2018 earlier than Monday however was celebrating a 3rd victory in three days after the 184.4km run from Alanya to the coastal city of Kemer.

Cavendish is now only one win away from his one hundred and fiftieth victory after pipping Belgian Jasper Philipsen to the road, whereas Poland’s Stanislaw Aniolkowski was third

The previous Madison world champion and winner of 30 Tour de France phases had been affected by Epstein Barr virus, however appears to have discovered each his type and his confidence.

“It is irrelevant what number of wins are in a row, it is simply good to win once more. It is good that the crew consider in me,” Cavendish stated.

“I waited and obtained able to anticipate the leap as shortly as attainable so I might shut Philipsen as shortly as attainable.

“It was a protracted outdated dash for us at present. It was a drag strip. Headwind end, barely uphill. It was extra of a grind than a pace dash,” he added.

The intense collision occurred with 200 metres to go after the leaders had handed and German Alexander Krieger was admitted to hospital as a consequence of his accidents.

“He’s (and at all times has been) aware. We offers you additional updates when we’ve got information from the hospital,” Krieger’s Alpecin-Fenix crew posted on Twitter.

Deceuninck-Fast Step’s Cavendish has a 12 second lead over Alpecin-Fenix’s Philipsen forward of Thursday’s 160km in-land run from Kemer to Elmali with a end at 1830m altitude.

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