Cavendish tri­umphs again in Turkey

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Mark Cavendish prof­ited from an­other sublime lead-out from his Omega Pharma-Quick­Step team-mates to sprint to his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive stage win at the Tour of Turkey.

Cavendish tore clear of the pack to take vic­tory ahead of Neri Sot­toli’s Francesco Chic­chi and Lam­pre-Merida’s Nic­colo Boni­fazio af­ter the 175km ride from Alanya to Ke­mer.

“The guys rode in­cred­i­ble to­day,” said Cavendish. “They de­liv­ered me per­fectly to the line. I’m happy we could get an­other stage here at Tour of Turkey and I’m thank­ful I could fin­ish the work of the guys again to­day.”

To­day’s stage three cul­mi­nates with the first sum­mit fin­ish of the race and Cavendish is re­signed that his over­all lead will likely be short-lived.

“It’s been a tough cou­ple of days for the guys,” he said. “We’ll try and get through to­mor­row as best as pos­si­ble but there’s no way I can even try and de­fend the leader’s jersey.”

On Sun­day, the Manx­man pow­ered to an im­pres­sive vic­tory on the open­ing stage – his first race in over a month af­ter con­tract­ing a virus.

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