Tour of Qatar - Race Overview

Australian National Time Trial Champion Michael Hepburn took an exciting victory in the Tour of Qatar  stage three time trial besting the likes of Fabian Cancellara, Niki Terpstra, Lars Boom and Ian Stannard. While his win was the highlight of the week, strong performances by Aidis Kruopis in the sprints (second on stage five and fourth on stage four) provided additonal points of pride during the tough six day tour. 

"Overall, I can say we had a good week with the win from Heppy and the second place and fourth place from Aidis. We lost all our chances for a good overall because of mechanical problems and crashes on stage two, but the riders reacted well in the following days." - Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Niki Terpstra (Ned) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 15:53:37
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:17
3 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) - Lotto Belisol 0:00:20
4 Ian Stannard (GBr) - Team Sky 0:00:37
5 Michael Morkov (Den) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:48
6 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) - Lotto Belisol 0:00:56
7 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:57
8 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:05
9 Andrew Fenn (GBr) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:18
10 André Greipel (Ger) - Lotto Belisol 0:01:23
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
20 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:01
24 Mathew Hayman (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:07
45 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:00
57 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:31
82 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:22
85 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:18:05
127 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:27:59
134 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:30:30