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Mark Cavendish claimed his second stage win in the Tour of Qatar as Belgium’s Tom Boonen clinched overall victory on Friday. Cavendish, who had won Wednesday’s fourth stage, proved the fastest man in the bunch yet again after the 121 kilometers from Sealine Beach Resort to the Doha Corniche. The Columbia High-Road rider hit the […]

Cavendish nets stage win in Qatar

Mark Cavendish won his first race of 2009 with a sprint victory in the 141km fourth stage of the Tour of Qatar in Madinat al Shamal. On a day marked by strong crosswinds, a high pace and littered with crashes in the last 15km, Cavendish looked to have again missed out on the decisive move. […]

Wiggins claims Qatar time-trial

Britain’s triple Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has the leader’s jersey after winning the first stage of the Tour of Qatar, a 6km time-trial. Wiggins, riding for American team Garmin, crossed the line first in six minutes and 34 seconds, just ahead of the Netherlands’ Hans Dekkers. Garmin also topped the team standings – for […]

Mark Cavendish (Columbia Highroad) of Great Britain and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) of Belgium, will renew their rivalry for world’s top sprinting honors beginning Sunday in the Tour of Qatar. Cavendish was one of the main stories of the 2008 cycling season. He had18 victories and arguably arrived as the world’s best sprinter. Boonen, who […]

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish dips his toe in the water for what could be a tumultuous year when he makes his season’s debut for Team Columbia-Highroad in the six day Tour of Qatar which starts on Sunday. The Tour will feature a number of sprint stages suited to Cavendish but is also notorious for its […]