Hat-trick for Mark Cavendish in Tour of Turkey: The most special thing was seeing how far Fabio got
Apr 15 2021 12:15 am CET

Hat-trick for Mark Cavendish in Tour of Turkey: The most special thing was seeing how far Fabio got
Hat-trick for Mark Cavendish in Tour of Turkey: The most special thing was seeing how far Fabio got
Photo of Mark Cavendish © Wout Beel

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Mark Cavendish has taken his third victory in a row in the fourth stage of the Tour of Turkey.

The 35-year-old has taken the 800th win for the Belgian team after a 184.4-kilometre stage that had a breakaway that was caught with 20 kilometres to go, thanks in part to the work of the formation and Iljo Kaisse. Fabio Jakobsen was the first man of the lead-out train and Stijn Steels, Shane Archbold and Alvaro Hodeg also did an outstanding work that ended up in the Briton taking his third victory in a row, beating once again Jasper Philipsen and Stanislaw Aniolkowski.

"It's nice, and to be sincere, it's irrelevant how many wins are in a row, it's just nice to win again," said Cavendish. "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."







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