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Men’s cycling Mark Cavendish wins first bike race in 3 years

BRITAIN’S Mark Cavendish tasted victory for the first time in more than three years when he headed a bunch sprint across the line at the Tour of Turkey.

The 35-year-old Deceuninck-QuickStep rider timed his push to perfection to pass Jasper Philipsen and Andre Greipel in the final 100m of stage two in Konya.

It was sprinter Cavendish’s 147th win, but his first since February 2018 at the Dubai Tour, and came just months after he feared his career might be over before securing a return to his former team.

He said: “It’s an incredible feeling to cross the finishing line first, the first time in three years. We’re not in the Tour de France, that’s sure, but for me, for where I’ve been in the last years, just to get back close to a win is special, and to be able to win with the Wolfpack is a dream come true.”

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