Durasek wins Tour of Turkey as Mas pips Cavendish on final stage

Kristijan Durasek secured the overall title at the Tour of Turkey, with Lluis Mas edging out Mark Cavendish on the final sprint in Istanbul

Kristijan Durasek on the podium following Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour of Turkey

(Image credit: Watson)

Lluis Mas (Caja Rurual) won the eighth and final stage of the Tour of Turkey, taking the sprinters by surprise with a late attack.

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step) led the sprint behind to finish second, with Mas’ teammate Carlos Barbero third.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.