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16 teams selected for Qatar

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 20, 2012, 19:45 GMT,
Updated:
January 20, 2012, 19:47 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Friday, January 20, 2012
Race:
Tour of Qatar
The bunch on the wide roads at ASO's Tour of Qatar - the beginning of the professional elite season.

The bunch on the wide roads at ASO's Tour of Qatar - the beginning of the professional elite season.

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11th edition of race coming up in early February

The Tour of Qatar has selected 16 teams of eight riders to compete in its 11th edition from February 5-10, 2012. These dates will signal a return to business for many leading lights of cycling's elite.

Four flat stages are on the programme, which should suit all-rounders and sprinters. There is also a team time trial on the Lusail car racing circuit, where the best teams will display their collective power.

Teams for the 2012 Tour of Qatar
BMC Racing Team
Bridgestone Anchor Pro Cycling Team
Champion System
Farnese Neri Cycling Team
FDJ-BigMat
Garmin-Barracuda
Greenedge Cycling Team
Katusha Team
Liquigas-Cannondale
Lotto-Belisol Team
Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team
Project 1t4i
Rabobank
Radioshack-Nissan
RTS Racing team
Sky Pro Cycling

2012 Tour of Qatar Route

February 5: Stage 1 - Barzan Towers - Doha Golf Club, 142.5km
February 6: Stage 2 - Monday 6th February: Lusail Circuit (TTT), 11.3km
February 7: Stage 3 - Tuesday 7th February: Dukhan - Al Gharafa Stadium, 146.5km
February 8: Stage 4 - Wednesday 8th February: Al Thakhira - Madinat Al Shamal, 144km
February 9: Stage 5 - Thursday 9th February: Camel Race Track - Al Khor Corniche, 160km
February 10: Stage 6 - Friday 10th February: Sealine Beach Resort - Doha Corniche, 120km

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