Ongar's Mark Cavendish won a second successive stage of the Tour of Turkey on Monday to hold the lead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish claimed his second stage win on the Tour of Turkey. Picture: Action Images Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish claimed his second stage win on the Tour of Turkey. Picture: Action Images

Ongar's Mark Cavendish won a second successive stage of the Tour of Turkey on Monday, retaining his position as the overall leader of the of tour.

Cavendish, 28, won the 174km stage from Alanya to Kemer having already triumphed in the first stage on Sunday by a bike's length.

The Isle of Man-born rider benefitted from a leadout from his Omega Pharma-Quick Step teammates to win earlier today.

"The guys rode incredible," said Cavendish.

"In the end it was perfect. They delivered me perfectly to the line. I'm happy we could get another stage at the Tour of Turkey and I'm thankful I could finish the work of the guys again."

The third stage - which includes a summit finish - is 185km from Finike to Elmali. Cavendish is expected to relinquish his lead.

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