Mark Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour of Turkey

Mark Cavendish takes the honours in a scrappy bunch sprint in Alanya and secures early race lead

Mark Cavendish wins Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour of Turkey

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won the opening stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Sunday at the end of a chaotic bunch sprint.

Orica-GreenEdge had led the peloton as the race hit the final five kilometres on the coastal stage from Alanya to Alanya before a succession of teams jostled to take position at the front.

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