Tour of Qatar
Stage 1: Dukhan to Sealine Beach - Stage Details

Road captain Mathew Hayman was ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher in 20thposition on the first stage of the Tour of Qatar today.

Head winds made for a long and slow opening day and also one that never seriously threatened the sprint finish that was eventually won by Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar).

The team planned to set up debutant Adam Blythe for the final bunch kick, but the British rider suffered from some bad luck in his first race with the team.

“The aim was for us to make sure we had as many numbers as possible in the front group at the end of the stage and to set up the sprint for Blythe,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team 3:49:50
2 Tom Boonen (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
3 Arnaud Demare (FRA) - FDJ.fr ST
4 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
5 Sam Bennett (IRL) - Bora-Argon 18 ST
6 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing ST
7 Heinrich Haussler (AUS) - IAM Cycling ST
8 Andrea Guardini (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
9 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
10 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
20 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
23 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
56 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:25
70 Adam Blythe (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
83 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:33
96 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:16
97 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:16
141 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:34