Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opening stage

Mark Cavendish.

Credit: PA

Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in the 146-kilometre opening stage of the Tour of Turkey in Alanya on Sunday.

Cavendish burst from the pack to clinch the leader's jersey ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan and Nicola Ruffoni of Italy.

The Manxman, riding for the Etixx-QuickStep team, will hope to extend his lead in the second stage from Alanya to Antalya on Monday.

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