Tour of Qatar
Stage 3: Lusail Circuit (ITT) - Stage Details

Canadian champion Svein Tuft was ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher at today’s stage three Tour of Qatar individual time trial in 24th position.

Tuft stopped the clock 42seconds in arrears of stage victor Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quick-Step) who out staged his more fancied rivals, including multiple world champion Fabian Cancellara and current world champion Bradley Wiggins.

“We didn’t come to Qatar with a favourite for the time trial as we did last year,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said. “We knew Svein was our only chance to get a result as our other riders are not time trial specialists, but it’s a pretty packed TT field.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Niki Terpstra (NED) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:14:04
2 Fabian Cancellara (SWI) - Trek Factory Racing 0:00:08
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:09
4 Maciej Bodnar (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:09
5 Ian Stannard (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:10
6 Matthias Brandle (AUT) - IAM Cycling 0:00:18
7 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:20
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:21
9 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:24
10 Reto Hollenstein (SWI) - IAM Cycling 0:00:25
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
24 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:42
51 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:02
52 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:04
64 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:10
68 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:15
100 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:35
102 Adam Blythe (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:37
121 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:54