The final stage of the Tour of Turkey ran its course earlier today with Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma – Quickstep) winning the final circuit stage around Istanbul. Elia Viviani (Cannondale) was 2nd and Andrea Gaurdini (Astana) took 3rd place. Kristian Sbaragli was again the top finisher for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as the Italian sprinted to 9th. Adam Yates (Orica Greenedge) was able to defend his 1 second lead to win the race overall. The short 121km circuit race started in rather damp conditions but luckily things seemed to dry up nicely as the race went on. A number of attacks went from the gun.