Lee Rodgers takes us into his desert dreams as 'The World’s Oldest Neo-Pro on his Arabian Adventure'. With the top riders of the WorldTour currently racing in the Tour of Qatar, Lee recalls his own adventures, rubbing shoulders with the stars, in the Arab races (Qatar & Oman) back in 2012.
Feb 17, 2014 - Stephen Cummings has swept to victory in the Tour of the Med and Niki Terpstra took the honours in Qatar, plus Sven Nys wins the cyclo-cross Superprestige, we have all the video action to go with the reports and results. What’s going on with Milan-Sanremo; is the TOP STORY and we catch up with the teams for Oman and Algarve in other cycling news. A fun filled Euro Trash Monday!
Feb 13, 2014 - Reports, results and video from the Tour of Qatar and Mallorca Challenge plus lots more cycling news from around the World: Samu Sánchez at BMC, Olivier Kaisen retires, teams for the Het Nieuwsblad, the Women's Tour of Britain video, Oliver Zaugg injury, UCI Independent Commission, GF San Diego and Mavic go to Crested Butte. It’s all in EuroTrash Thursday!
Lars Boom moved up to third overall in the Tour of Qatar thanks to a strong time trial today. The Dutchman of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team clocked 13:-39 minutes over 10.9 kilometres. He finished a second too short for the victory, which went to Michael Hepburn of Orica-GreenEdge.
The first stage of the Tour of Qatar covered 135 kilometers from Al Wakra to Dukhan Beach, where the wind turned out to be the greatest challenge. Sam Bennett though managed to sprint into 14th place. This secured the jersey in the youth classification for the 23 year-old Irishman through a tactical coup in his first race for Team NetApp-Endura. Bennett sprinted into third place in the first intermediate sprint and secured a bonus second. This currently puts him in sixth place in the general classification as the best up-and-coming rider.
Swiss national road champion Michael Schär finished third for the BMC Racing Team after being part of a five-man breakaway late in Sunday's opening stage of the Tour of Qatar.
Feb 10, 2014 - A weekend full of racing; Dubai, Etoile de Bessèges and the Ladies Tour of Qatar finished and the Mallorca Challenge and the Men’s Tour of Qatar kicked off. Will Fernando Alonso team up with Cannondale? Niki Terpstra & Sacha Modolo opened up and Taylor Phinney, Niki Terpstra, Tobias Ludvigsson and Kirsten Wild all had overall wins. Race video, reports, results and more!
The BMC Racing Team will rely on teamwork to achieve success at the Tour of Qatar, Sport Director Valerio Piva said.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Tour of Qatar, from February 9th until February 14th. Returning to the race is Tom Boonen, who has the strongest history of any rider at Tour of Qatar with four GC victories, as well as 20 stage wins. Tour of Qatar— known for strong winds that leave the possibility for a breakaway as well as exciting sprint finales — includes five flat stages no longer than 160.5km, as well as a 10.9km TT.
Lotto Belisol goes to the Middle-East. First for the Tour of Qatar, a few days later followed by the Tour of Oman. Both races are part of the Asia Tour. Today we look ahead to the Tour of Qatar. This 13th edition will take place from Sunday 9th of February until Friday 14th of February. The fixed ingredients are sand, wind and high speed.
Second position for Shelley Olds, at her debut in #yellowfluo jersey. Great debut also for Barbara Guarischi, 7th, best of the Italian cyclists. Good race for the whole team.
The Tour of Qatar, February 9 to 14, opens the season for seven of eight Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM riders taking part. After the Tour Down Under, Graeme Brown is the only one of the eight who already has racing kilometres in his legs. Theo Bos is among the riders debuting.