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Video: Stage One Highlights of the Tour of Qatar

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 07, 2011, 23:45 GMT,
Updated:
February 08, 2011, 17:21 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Race:
Tour of Qatar
Tom Boonen (Quick Step) won the stage and took the lead

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) won the stage and took the lead

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Hammond, Cavendish, cross winds and Boonen

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) bounced back from a full year of near misses with a winning performance on stage one of the Tour of Qatar, sprinting to the line ahead of a breakaway.

Incredibly it was the Belgian’s first win since last March.

The stage was marked by a group of 18 riders breaking free from the bunch in strong crosswinds. Lars Boom (Rabobank) started the stage with a four-second lead on general classification but soon fell back with stomach problems.

In this exclusive Cyclingnews video Roger Hammond (Garmin-Cervélo) gives his take on the stage while there’s highlights from both out on the road and the sprint finish.

 

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