Mark Cavendish growing in confidence after back-to-back wins at Tour of Turkey

ALANYA TURKEY APRIL 13 Podium Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Turquoise Leader Jersey Celebration during the 56th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2021 Stage 3 a 2126km stage from Beyehir to Alanya Mask Banana Trophy Covid Safety Measures TUR2021 tourofturkeyTUR on April 13 2021 in Alanya Turkey Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Mark Cavendish in the leader's jersey on the podium after winning stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish continued his winning ways on stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey in Alanya, describing how he was growing in confidence after making it two sprint victories in a row on Tuesday.

The Manxman, racing his 13th day for Deceuninck-QuickStep since returning to the team over the winter, jumped from the wheel of Alpecin-Fenix's Jasper Philipsen with 175 metres to go, moving round the outside of André Greipel's Israel Start-Up Nation lead-out to lead the way to the line in the race leader's turquoise jersey.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix