The Tour of Qatar may not have the challenging parcours of Paris-Roubaix or the steep peaks of the Plan de Corones at the Giro d'Italia but it still throws up a number of obstacles for teams and mechanics.
Heavy winds and poorly surfaced roads are the biggest challenges, as explained in this exclusive video interview with HTC-Highroad mechanic Gary Blem.
Also, take a look at some of the new rides on display this season, including bikes from the teams of Quickstep, Katusha and ISD amongst others.
Thank you for signing up to Cycling News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.