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Boonen tightens Tour of Qatar with stage win

Boonen won a sprint finish to see off Dutchman Tom Veelers and Swiss Fabian Cancellara

DOHA, Feb 8, 2012 (AFP) — Belgium’s Tom Boonen, riding for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, won the fourth stage of the Tour of Qatar on Wednesday, a 147km ride from Al Thakira to Madinat Al Shamal, as he tightened his grip on
the race leadership.

Boonen won a sprint finish to see off Dutchman Tom Veelers and Swiss Fabian Cancellara.

Thursday’s fifth and penultimate stage is a 160km ride from Camel Race Track to Al Khor.