The penultimate stage of the Tour of Turkey ended in the expected sprint finish with Elia Viviani (Cannondale) taking the win. Andrea Gaurdini (Astana) was 2nd and Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma – Quickstep) finshed in 3rd position. Kristian Sbaragli was the highest placed rider from Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, sprinting his way into 6th. While the stage was always going to be a regulation sprinters stage, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had a slight scare when Kristian Sbaragli, Youcef Reguigui and Dennis van Niekerk all went down with 29km to go. Luckily all 3 riders were able to receive a quick bike change and then a good.