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Italian Viviani wins fifth stage of tour of Turkey

English.news.cn   2014-05-02 07:55:48

ANKARA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Italian rider Elia Viviani won the fifth stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Thursday, beating British sprint king Cavendish in the 183-kilometer stage from Marmaris to Turgutreis in four hours, 34 minutes and 12 seconds.

Italian rider Kristian Sbaragli of the team MTN-Qhubeka came third.

Cavendish won three of the first four stages in the Tour of Turkey. The sixth stage of the tour will begin from Bodrum and Selcuk, totally 182-kilometers, which will likely decide the overall winner.

The eight-stage journey will trace the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts for the first seven stages until the end of the seventh stage in Izmir.

After transferring the teams from Izmir to Istanbul by air, the tour will witness its traditional finish in Istanbul on May 4, when the event will wrap up with a route including a pass over the Bosphorus Bridge.

Editor: Yang Yi
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