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Tour of Qatar 2011

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February 6-11, 2011

Stars in Qatar make for sprinters' bazaar

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By: Les Clarke

The 10th edition of Qatar's national tour promises to be yet another sprinters battle in the desert. Some of the race's best-known names return while several of last year's protagonists make another trip under slightly different guises. One of those who makes another appearance in Qatar, albeit wearing different kit is Heinrich Haussler, the Australian rider now part of the Garmin-Cervélo fold and making his comeback after a 2010 season riddled with injury problems that he'd rather forget. ...

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Tour of Qatar Stages

  1. Lars Boom
    Prologue (ITT)Sunday, February 6 2011
    Location:
    Cultural Village
    Distance:
    2 km
  2. Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
    Stage 1Monday, February 7 2011
    Location:
    Dukhan - Al Khor Corniche
    Distance:
    145.5 km
  3. Mark Cavendish started the stage heavily bandaged but managed to finish 12th in the sprint
    Stage 2Tuesday, February 8 2011
    Location:
    Camel Race Track - Doha Golf Club
    Distance:
    135.5 km
  4. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo)
    Stage 3Wednesday, February 9 2011
    Location:
    Al Wakra - Mesaieed
    Distance:
    150.5 km
  5. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) rides to the start.
    Stage 4Thursday, February 10 2011
    Location:
    West Bay Lagoon - Al Kharaitiyat
    Distance:
    153.5 km
  6. Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Neri) will be worth watching in the sprints this year.
    Stage 5Friday, February 11 2011
    Location:
    Sealine Beach Resort - Doha Corniche
    Distance:
    126.5 km
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