The 5th stage of the Tour of Turkey ended in another bunch sprint with Elia Viviani (Cannondale) managing to beat Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma – Quickstep) for the stage honours. The ever impressive Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka) continued to show good form and took 3rd place in the sprint. The stage as a whole was a great one for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as they came out and showed good intent right from the gun. The early break went after just 13km and Dennis van Niekerk (MTN-Qhubeka) would be one of the 9 aggressors to get away. The escapees built up a lead of just over.