Mark Cavendish Delighted To Be In The Mix Again At Tour Of Turkey

Mark Cavendish on the podium after stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey

Mark Cavendish may not have won stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey but his third-place finish behind Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) felt like a victory for the Manxman. The result was the first time that Cavendish has featured in the top-three of a stage or one-day race since the final stage of the Adriatica Ionica Race last June. The past two seasons have been difficult for Cavendish with the Epstein Barr Virus forcing him to spend large swathes of time sitting on the sidelines. Having called time on his 2018 campaign in August, Cavendish’s return to racing has been fairly quiet. He had a setback in March when he abandoned Paris-Nice on stage 2, but Cavendish was delighted to be back in the mix for the first time in months. “It was good. I think it was the first time that I’ve sprinted with the chance ...

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