56. Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Stage 4) Alanya - Kemer

TR Turkey Wednesday 14 April 2021 184.4 km

Mark Cavendish nets Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 800th victory

Mark Cavendish nets Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 800th victory

The seaside resort of Kemer, lying on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Turkey, witnessed a memorable milestone of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, another one in a long series of notable achievements recorded by the Wolfpack since 2003, the year that the team was created: our squad’s 800th win in a UCI race, brought by none other than Mark Cavendish.

Our guys controlled again the stage, Iljo Keisse putting in a superb effort behind the break which he made sure of overhauling with more than 20 kilometers to go. Things remained calm until inside ten kilometers remaining, when Deceuninck – Quick-Step made its way to the front, Fabio Jakobsen slotting the lead-out train into position before Stijn Steels stretched out the peloton with an enormous pull.

Shane Archbold and Alvaro Hodeg did a spectacular job ahead of the final kilometers, bringing the Manxman to the head of the bunch just as things were heating up, and Mark Cavendish delivered another huge sprint in a hectic finale marred by a crash, bursting clear from the pack with 150 meters to go and sweeping past Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) on the way to his tenth victory at the race.

“It’s nice, and to be sincere, it’s irrelevant how many wins are in a row, it’s just nice to win again. It’s great that the team believes in me and I’m grateful to them for that. At the beginning of the year all I wanted to do is win a race, and now I have done it three times. I’m proud to have racked up Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 800th victory, but to me the most important thing is that I’m part of this family, which is an honour.”

“The most special thing about today wasn’t my win, but seeing how far into the stage Fabio got. It was beautiful to see him there, doing a phenomenal job for the squad and enjoying racing. Having him up there motivated me to finish it off. I’m proud to have such amazing teammates, and at the end of the day, that is what really makes everything special”, added Tour of Turkey overall leader Mark Cavendish.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:09:38
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
3 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:00
4 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
0:00
5 Pierre Barbier
DELKO
0:00
6 David González López
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
7 Lars Kulbe
Team SKS Sauerland NRW
0:00
8 Luca Mozzato
0:00
9 Mārtiņš Pluto
ABLOC CT
0:00
10 Damiano Cima
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:00
113 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
114 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
116 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
144 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
157 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:12:42
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:12
3 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
0:20
4 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:22
5 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:24
6 Pierre Barbier
DELKO
0:26
7 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:26
8 Artyom Zakharov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:27
9 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide
Euskaltel - Euskadi
0:27
10 Muhammad Nur Aiman Bin Rosli
Team Sapura Cycling
0:27
77 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
92 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
136 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
164 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:55
166 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:16
1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
53 pt
3 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
48 pt
4 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
37 pt
5 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
34 pt
6 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
30 pt
7 Pierre Barbier
DELKO
29 pt
8 Manuel Peñalver Aniorte
Burgos-BH
27 pt
9 Giovanni Lonardi
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
24 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 Muhammad Nur Aiman Bin Rosli
Team Sapura Cycling
3 pt
6 Ivar Slik
ABLOC CT
3 pt
7 Sean De Bie
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
2 pt
8 Stanislau Bazhkou
Minsk Cycling Club
2 pt
9 Meindert Weulink
ABLOC CT
2 pt
10 Iker Ballarin Manso
Euskaltel - Euskadi
2 pt
1 ABLOC CT 42:39:36
2 Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 0:00
3 DELKO 0:00
4 Alpecin-Fenix 0:00
5 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:00
6 Burgos-BH 0:00
7 Array 0:00
8 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:00
9 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00
10 EOLO-Kometa 0:00

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