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Tour of Qatar 2014

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February 9-14

Tour of Qatar 2014

While the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team comes to the Tour of Qatar with past champion Tom Boonen - the inclusion of a 10.9km individual time trial on the Lusail Moto GP circuit could tip the balance of the race away from the sprinters.
 

While the sprinters like Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol), Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge), Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana), Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff Saxo), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) will have five stages to fight for victory, the overall will likely fall into the hands of time trial specialists like Fabian Cancellara (Trek) and Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge.


The fierce crosswinds and unrelenting heat is always a factor in Qatar, so any advantage gained in the time trial will need to be guarded heavily against splits and crashes.


The 19 participating teams


Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA), Astana Pro Team (KAZ), Bardiani CSF (ITA), Belkin – Pro Cycling Team (NED), BMC Racing Team (USA), Cannondale Pro Cycling (ITA), FDJ.fr (FRA), IAM Cycling (SUI), Katusha Team (RUS), Lotto Belisol (BEL), Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team (BEL), Orica-GreenEDGE (AUS), Skydive Dubai (UAE), Team NetApp – Endura (GER), Team Sky (GBR), Tinkoff Saxo (DEN), Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise (BEL), Trek Factory Racing (USA),UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)


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Stages

  1. Niki Terpstra (stage 1 Tour of Qatar 2014)
    Stage 1Sunday, February 9 2014
    Location:
    Al Wakra - Dukhan Beach
    Distance:
    135.5km
  2. Tom Boonen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar
    Stage 2Monday, February 10 2014
    Location:
    Camel Race Track - Al Khor Corniche
    Distance:
    160.5km
  3. Race leader Niki Terpstra of team Omega Pharma - Quick Step
    Stage 3Tuesday, February 11 2014
    Location:
    Lusail Circuit (ITT)
    Distance:
    10.9km
  4. Tom Boonen celebrates victory in stage 4 in Qatar
    Stage 4Wednesday, February 12 2014
    Location:
    Dukhan - Mesaieed
    Distance:
    135km
  5. André Greipel wins stage 5 of the Tour of Qatar
    Stage 5Thursday, February 13 2014
    Location:
    Al Zubara Fort - Madinat ash-Shamal
    Distance:
    159km
  6. Démare steps onto the podium
    Stage 6Friday, February 14 2014
    Location:
    Sealine Beach Resort - Doha Corniche
    Distance:
    113.5km
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