56. Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Stage 3) Beysehir - Alanya

TR Turkey Tuesday 13 April 2021 212.6 km

Cavendish doubles up at the Tour of Turkey

Cavendish doubles up at the Tour of Turkey

Mark Cavendish kept the wins flowing, roaring over the line with his arms held high for the second consecutive day at the Tour of Turkey, after outpowering his opponents in the closing meters of the race’s longest stage, which travelled from Beysehir to Alanya, over 212.6 kilometers.

A four-man group animated the day after the first hour of racing, but Iljo Keisse once again kept their gap in check, working at the front for over 150 kilometers, before Fabio Jakobsen and Stijn Steels took over in the closing part of the stage, just as the peloton was entering the wide roads embracing the sunny coast. With the breakaway overhauled at 15 kilometers to go, they pushed a big tempo in the wind, keeping the Deceuninck – Quick-Step well positioned in the front at all times.

Going under the flamme rouge, Mark got himself into a perfect slot after another strong work of Shane Archbold and Alvaro Hodeg and waited for the right moment to pounce. This happened with 150 meters to go, when the Manx Missile came around all the other sprinters and delivered a massive acceleration that saw him hit the front and hold off Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Bingoal Pauwels) for his ninth victory at the race.

“My confidence is still coming back and today I had more than yesterday and knew I could fight again for the victory. It was a difficult finish over the urban cobbles and with that treacherous wind we had, but we wanted to control the sprint ourselves. Iljo was again incredible and what he did motivated us for the finale, where we were all together. Fabio also worked hard and it was nice to see him at the sharp end of a bike race, Shane and Stijn 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”, a delighted Mark Cavendish said after the victory that extended his lead in the Tour of Turkey general classification.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:10:30
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
3 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:00
4 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:00
5 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
6 Manuel Belletti
EOLO-Kometa
0:00
7 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
0:00
8 Lionel Taminiaux
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
9 Eduard-Michael Grosu
DELKO
0:00
10 Giovanni Lonardi
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
0:00
39 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
46 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
132 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
137 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
167 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25
1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:03:14
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:08
3 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
0:10
4 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:14
5 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:16
6 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:16
7 Pierre Barbier
DELKO
0:16
8 Artyom Zakharov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:17
9 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide
Euskaltel - Euskadi
0:17
10 Sean De Bie
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:17
57 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:20
86 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:20
129 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:20
165 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:45
168 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:06
1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
42 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
39 pt
3 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
36 pt
4 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
34 pt
5 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
26 pt
6 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
24 pt
7 Giovanni Lonardi
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
24 pt
8 Manuel Peñalver Aniorte
Burgos-BH
22 pt
9 Pierre Barbier
DELKO
18 pt
10 Manuel Belletti
EOLO-Kometa
18 pt
1 Vitaliy Buts
Salcano Sakarya BB Team
9 pt
2 Nicola Venchiarutti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
8 pt
3 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto
Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling
7 pt
4 Samuele Zoccarato
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
4 pt
5 Ivar Slik
ABLOC CT
3 pt
6 Sean De Bie
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
2 pt
7 Meindert Weulink
ABLOC CT
2 pt
8 Iker Ballarin Manso
Euskaltel - Euskadi
2 pt
9 Umberto Poli
Team Novo Nordisk
2 pt
10 Josu Etxeberria Azpilikueta
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
1 pt
1 Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 30:10:42
2 DELKO 0:00
3 Alpecin-Fenix 0:00
4 ABLOC CT 0:00
5 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:00
6 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:00
7 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00
8 EOLO-Kometa 0:00
9 Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00
10 Astana - Premier Tech 0:00

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