Tour of Qatar Ends With OPQS Dominating The Podium

14-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team had plenty to celebrate at the end of Tour of Qatar on Friday. Following a 4th place bunch sprint finish by Tom Boonen in the points jersey, Niki Terpstra took the top podium spot for the 6th and final time as overall winner of the race, with Boonen right behind him in 2nd. OPQS also won the team classification as five riders finished in the … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Wins Qatar Stage 5, As Tersptra Eyes Victory

MADINAT AL SHAMAL , Qatar, Feb 13, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel, a narrow second to Tom Boonen on Wednesday, took Thursday's Tour of Qatar fifth stage, a 159km ride from Al Zubara Fort to Madinat Al Shamal. The Lotto rider prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Lithuania's Aidis Kruopis with Dutch rider Theo Bos taking third. Niki Tersptra, also of the Netherlands, retained … [Read more...]

Michael Hepburn Wins Qatar 3rd Stage, Terpstra Keeps Lead

LOSAIL, Qatar, Feb 11, 2014 - Australia's double world pursuit champion Michael Hepburn (Orica) won the Tour of Qatar's third stage, a 10km time trial at the Losail motor circuit, ahead of Dutch rider Lars Bloom and Italy's Danielle Benati, on Tuesday. Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma) of the Netherlands came in fifth to stretch his lead in the overall standings. Going into the final … [Read more...]

Boonen Gets 21st Victory After Textbook Race in the Wind

Terpstra Still Race Leader 10-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team played their strengths to perfection in the 160.5km Stage 2 of Tour of Qatar, shattering the field to pieces in the wind, putting all their riders in the front group to chase down the breakaway, and making sure Tom Boonen was in perfect position to go for his 21st career victory. The team worked hard and pulled the … [Read more...]