German sprint ace Andre Greipel recorded his 10th career stage win in the Tour of Turkey on Wednesday as he prevailed in a bunch sprint finish to the fourth stage of this year’s renewal, a 132 kilometres ride from Fethiye to Marmaris.
Veteran Italian Davide Rebellin, who won the third stage at the venerable age of 43, retained the overall race lead.
Greipel finished ahead of Italy’s Daniele Colli and Daniele Ratto.
Rebellin, who in 2004 was the first rider to sweep the Ardennes Classics treble of Amstel Gold Race, Fleche-Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, holds a seven second lead on Kristijan Durasek and 50 over Eduardo Sepulveda.
The race continues on Thursday with the 159.9 km fifth stage between Mugla and Pamukkale.
1. Andre Greipel (GER/LTS) 3hr 22min 08sec, 2. Daniele Colli (ITA/NIP) same time, 3. Daniele Ratto (ITA/UHC) s.t., 4. Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN/OGE) s.t., 5. Manuel Belletti (ITA/STH) s.t.
1. Davide Rebellin (ITA/CCC) 15hr 35min 49sec, 2. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) at 7sec, 3. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/BSE) at 50s, 4. Jay McCarthy (AUS/TCS) at 1min 20sec, 5. Serge Pauwels (BEL/MTN) at 1:23.