Tour of Turkey: Mark Cavendish retains points leader's jersey

Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish's team did their best to drag him back into contention but were unable to do so

Mark Cavendish remains in the Tour of Turkey points leader's jersey despite being unable to contest the sprint finish to stage four in Marmaris.

The 29-year-old Manxman was one of a number of riders dropped on the final climb of Wednesday's 131.9km leg.

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Cavendish, who won the first two stages, has the same points tally as Italy's Daniele Ratto.

German Andre Greipel won stage three while Italy's Meridiana rider Davide Rebellin is the overall leader.

Tour of Turkey Stage 4 results

1. Andre Greipel (Germany / Lotto) 3:22.08"

2. Daniele Colli (Italy / Nippo) ST

3. Daniele Ratto (Italy / UnitedHealthcare)

4. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Denmark / Orica)

5. Manuel Belletti (Italy / Southeast)

6. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Lampre)

7. Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spain / Caja Rural)

8. Kristian Sbaragli (Italy / MTN)

9. Daniele Bennati (Italy / Tinkoff-Saxo)

10. Ahmet Orken (Turkey / Torku)