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Gallery: 2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1

Photos from the wind-whipped opening stage of the 2014 Tour of Qatar
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: the break
The break battles the wind. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: start
The start. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: echelons
The wind broke the race into echelons. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: peloton
No sunflowers here. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: Roelandts
Jurgen Roelandts in the escape. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: echelons
The wind shattered the bunch on stage 1. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: chasing
Chasing through the wind. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: water
Paul Voss signals for refreshment. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: peloton
The world road championships are coming to the home of the Tour of Qatar, with windswept country kilometers and cobblestones in the capital. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: petrol
Fuel stop. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: Terpstra wins
Niki Terpstra takes the win. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: congratulations
Congrats to the winner. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: treatment
Alexander Kristoff gets some medical attention. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: media scrum
Niki Terpstra meets the press. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: mud
Markel Irizar looks like he’s been racing cyclocross. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: number
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck’s number plate after the stage. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: podium
Niki Terpstra celebrates his stage win and overall lead. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: yellow jersey
The wind even took part in the jersey presentation. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Tour of Qatar, stage 1: white jersey
Niki Terpstra also took the white jersey. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com