Tour of Qatar
Stage 4: Al Thakhira to Mesaieed - Stage Details

Briton Adam Blythe has continued his strong debut for ORICA-GreenEDGE,finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar this afternoon.

The 165km Al Thakhira to Mesaieed stage was started an hour and ten minutes earlier than scheduled, with the peloton expected to hit strong head winds. When racing dropped from 50.2kmph in the first hour to just 31.9kmph in the second, the affects of the winds were obvious.

"Almost all day, except the first 40kms, we had head wind so almost everyone was still fresh at the end due to a slow race," sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha 4:15:57
2 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
3 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
4 Adam Blythe (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
5 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
6 Heinrich Haussler (AUS) - IAM Cycling ST
7 Borut Bozic (SLO) - Astana Pro Team ST
8 Andrea Guardini (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
10 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Adam Blythe (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
26 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
89 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
93 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:43
104 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:33
107 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:13
113 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:13
123 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:13