Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish slams 'imbeciles' over Stage 2 sprint criticism

Etixx-Quick-Step sprinter Mark Cavendish took to Twitter after the frantic finish to Stage 2 to defend himself in the face of accusations that he cost his team-mate Tony Martin the yellow jersey.

After finishing fourth (Fabian Cancellara's third place was enough to earn four bonus points and so move ahead of Martin in GC), Cav tweeted that he was 'gutted' that Martin wasn't in yellow. The Manx rider, who has 25 Tour stage wins to his name, called his critics 'imbeciles' who view cycling as a computer game.

Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opening stage

Mark Cavendish.

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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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Mark Cavendish denies Team Sky dig

Mark Cavendish has hit back on Twitter at Cycling Weekly journalist Gregor Brown over a story the magazine ran which quoted Cav as telling Belgium’s Het Nieuwsblad newspaper that he "made a mistake" in joining Team Sky.

Cavendish, who now rides for Belgian team Etixx-QuickStep, denied having "a dig" at Sky.

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Mark Cavendish to make 2015 debut in the Tour de San Luis

Mark Cavendish will make his competitive debut next season in Argentina, at the Tour de San Luis, from 19th-25th January.

The Tour was also Cavendish's first race in an Omega Pharma - Quick-Step jersey in 2013.

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