Dutch second-year pro logs a pair of runner-up results behind Mark Cavendish and will target small races in 2013 to tick wins
"Manx Missile" wins his fourth Qatar stage and takes home the golden leader's jersey
American, fifth overall Bernie Eisel try to dislodge Cavendish with late attack, but the "Manx Missile" comes through for a third Qatar win
"Manx Missile" nails the stage 5 sprint in Qatar to almost certainly lock in his golden leader's jersey
Mechanics lament change, but agree with commissaires that the move is safety-minded and fair
Former world champion says a run at San Remo isn't on his priority list for 2013
Brent Bookwalter defends his overall lead as Mark Cavendish wins and takes a 10-second time bonus
American squad rallies behind worlds TT silver medalist to protect Bookwalter's leader's jersey
BMC Racing takes windy team time trial in Qatar to defend Bookwalter's golden jersey
Graham Watson snaps the action as Brent Bookwalter wins the Tour of Qatar opener and dons the leader's jersey
The BMC rider proves best of a three-man break that barely holds off a charging peloton
The Argos-Shimano rider says the classics are the races he's most passionate about
The classics stars are headed for Qatar to lay the groundwork for cobbles glory, but Mark Cavendish wants to spoil the party with his sprint
1. Tom BOONEN , (BEL) Opq, in 13:21:30 2. Tyler FARRAR , (USA) Grm, +31 3. Juan Antonio FLECHA GIANNONI , (ESP) Sky, +34
Boonen finished 13th to retain his overall lead
Several WorldTour riders said they plan to meet with UCI president Pat McQuaid this week at the Tour of Oman to discuss the radio ban.
- 1. Andrea Guardini, Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli, in 2h 44' 06"
- 2. Francesco Chicchi, Quick Step Cycling Team, at
- 3. Théo Bos, Rabobank Cycling Team, at 0:00
- 4. Dominique Rollin, FdJ, s.t.
- 5. Roger Kluge, Skil-Shimano, s.t.
- 1. Mark Renshaw, HTC-Highroad, in 15:31:04
- 2. Heinrich Haussler,Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:08
- 3. Daniele Bennati,Leopard-Trek, at 0:17
- 4. Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni, Sky, at 0:26
- 5. Roger Hammond,Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:38
DOHA, Qatar ─ Australian Mark Renshaw (HTC-HighRoad) won the Tour of Qatar here Friday after the fifth and final stage was claimed by Italy's Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli).
- 1. Mark Renshaw, HTC-Highroad, in 3:12:36
- 2. Daniele Bennati, Leopard-Trek, at
- 3. Tom Boonen, Quick Step, s.t.
- 4. Heinrich Haussler, Garmin-Cervelo, s.t.
- 5. Denis Galimzyanov, Katusha, s.t.
- 1. Mark Renshaw, HTC-Highroad, in 12h 47' 00"
- 2. Heinrich Haussler, Garmin-Cervelo, at
- 3. Daniele Bennati, Leopard-Trek, at 00:15
- 4. Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni, Sky, at 00:24
- 5. Roger Hammond, Garmin-Cervelo, at 00:36
- 1. Heinrich Haussler, Team Garmin-Cervelo, 3h 28' 04
- 2. Mark Renshaw, HTC-Highroad, at 00:00
- 3. Daniele Bennati, Team Leopard-Trek, at 00:00
- 4. Dominique Rollin, Fdj, s.t.
- 5. Lars Boom, Rabobank Cycling Team, s.t.
- 1. Heinrich Haussler, Team Garmin-Cervelo, in 9:34:30
- 2. Mark Renshaw, HTC-Highroad, at 00:04
- 3. Daniele Bennati, Team Leopard-Trek, at 00:15
- 4. Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni, Sky Procycling, at 00:18
- 5. Jérémy Hunt, Sky Procycling, at 00:28
Graham Watson captures the action on stage 3 of the 2011 Tour of Qatar.
Garmin-Cervélo’s Heinrich Haussler won the third stage of the Tour of Qatar Wednesday to take the race leader's jersey from three-time winner Tom Boonen (Quick Step).
Graham Watson captures the action at stage 2 of the 2011 Tour of Qatar.
Tom Boonen said Monday that every year it gets a bit harder to win the Tour of Qatar, a race he's won three times.
Graham Watson shoots stage 1 of the 2011 Tour of Qatar.
- 1. Tom Boonen, Quick Step Cycling Team, in 2:59:29
- 2. Heinrich Haussler, Team Garmin - Cervelo, at s.t.
- 3. Mark Renshaw, Htc - Highroad, at s.t.
- 4. Daniele Bennati, Team Leopard-Trek, at s.t.
- 5. Graeme Brown, Rabobank Cycling Team, at s.t.
GC after stage 1
- 1. Tom Boonen, Quick Step Cycling Team, in 3:02:32
- 2. Mark Renshaw, HTC - Highroad, at 3:02:36
- 3. Fabian Cancellara, Team Leopard-Trek, at 3:02:40
- 4. Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni, Sky Procycling, at 3:02:41
- 5. Heinrich Haussler, Team Garmin - Cervelo, at 3:02:43
Boom tells VeloNews that the Qatar peloton will follow the lead of riders at the Mallorca Challenge and demand the use of race radios before starting stage 1 on Monday.
Fans hoping to see the professional debut of Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) will have to wait a little while longer. Phinney, the U.S. national time trial champion, announced on his blog Wednesday that he will miss his planned start at the Tour of Qatar due to a knee injury.
The American is pumped for Paris-Nice and the spring classics, an undecided on defending his world pursuit title
The demands of early season stage races like the Tours of Oman and Qatar have been given the thumbs-up by medal-winning stars at the world track cycling championships.
Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) scored his second win of the 2010 Tour of Qatar, outsprinting American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) on the final stage. Wouter Mol (Vaconsoleil) took the overall title.
Who is Qatar leader Wouter Mol? Mol first popped up on the radar for many North American racing fans when he moved into the gold leader’s jersey at the Tour of Qatar earlier this week. Mol was half of an all-day breakaway that stayed away until the finish on stage 2.
Tom Boonen sprinted into a headwind to take stage 5 of the Tour of Qatar after a 14-man echelon was swept up in the closing kilometers. Katusha’s Danilo Napolitano took second ahead of Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen.