Cycling - Viviani beats Cavendish on stage five, Taaramae retains GC lead

Elia Viviani (Cannondale) claimed a bunch sprint from Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) to take stage five of the Tour of Turkey.

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Cycling - Viviani beats Cavendish on stage five, Taaramae retains GC lead
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Elia Viviani (Imago)

Cavendish had taken three of the previous four stages but Viviani managed to sit on his wheel before a late burst claimed the stage.

Kristian Sbaragli completed the podium; while Rein Taaramae retained his six-second advantage in the general classification as both he and second-placed Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) finished safely in the bunch.

Stage five result

1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 4:34:11

2 Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team

3 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) MTN - Qhubeka

4 Andrea Fedi (ITA) Yellow Fluo

5 Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Wanty - Groupe Gobert

6 Rafael Andriato (BRA) Yellow Fluo

7 Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling Team

8 Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) Lampre-Merida

9 Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise

10 Adam Phelan (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling

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