2008 Tour of Qatar

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The 2008 Tour of Qatar was held from 27 January to 1 February 2008 in Qatar. It is a multiple stage road cycling race that took part over six stages with a total of 712.5 kilometres and is part of the 2007–2008 UCI Asia Tour.

Stage summary[edit]

Stage Date Start Finish Distance Stage Top 3 Leading Top 3 Time
1 27 January Doha Corniche Doha Corniche 6 km Belgium Quick-Step
United States Team Slipstream
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
Italy Matteo Tosatto
Belgium Wilfried Cretskens
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
6:35
+ 0:00
+ 0:00
2 28 January Zubarah Doha Golf Club 137.5 km Belgium Tom Boonen
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Italy Danilo Napolitano
Belgium Tom Boonen
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
2:34:59
+ 0:09
+ 0:14
3 29 January Camel Race Track Qatar Foundation 147.5 km Belgium Tom Boonen
Italy Danilo Napolitano
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Tom Boonen
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
6:04:30
+ 0:13
+ 0:24
4 30 January Khalifa International Stadium Al Khor Corniche 131.5 km Italy Alberto Loddo
Belgium Tom Boonen
Germany Sebastian Siedler
Belgium Tom Boonen
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
8:48:57
+ 0:16
+ 0:28
5 31 January Al Khor Academy Al Khor Corniche 170 km Italy Danilo Napolitano
Italy Alberto Loddo
Belgium Tom Boonen
Belgium Tom Boonen
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
12:38:07
+ 0:17
+ 0:30
6 1 February Al Wakrah Doha Corniche 120 km Belgium Tom Boonen
Italy Alberto Loddo
Brazil Luciano Pagliarini
Belgium Tom Boonen
Netherlands Steven de Jongh
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
15:27:44
+ 0:27
+ 0:40

Other leading top threes[edit]

Stage Sprints Pts Under 23 Time Teams Time
1 no sprints none Australia Christopher Sutton
Netherlands Martijn Maaskant
Netherlands Huub Duyn
6:37
+ 0:00
+ 0:00
Belgium Quick-Step
United States Team Slipstream
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
6:35
+ 0:02
+ 0:05
2 Belgium Tom Boonen
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Italy Danilo Napolitano
33
27
25
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
Belgium Jurgen Roelandts
2:35:13
+ 0:01
+ 0:06
Belgium Quick-Step
Belgium Silence–Lotto
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
7:32:33
+ 0:07
+ 2:08
3 Belgium Tom Boonen
Italy Danilo Napolitano
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
63
52
51
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
Belgium Jurgen Roelandts
6:04:53
+ 0:03
+ 0:09
Belgium Quick-Step
Belgium Silence–Lotto
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
18:01:41
+ 0:09
+ 2:47
4 Belgium Tom Boonen
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
90
69
64
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
Belgium Jurgen Roelandts
8:49:23
+ 0:06
+ 0:10
Belgium Quick-Step
Belgium Silence–Lotto
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
26:15:20
+ 0:09
+ 2:47
5 Belgium Tom Boonen
Italy Danilo Napolitano
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
115
92
79
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
Belgium Jurgen Roelandts
12:38:37
+ 0:06
+ 0:10
Belgium Quick-Step
Belgium Silence–Lotto
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
37:43:02
+ 0:09
+ 2:47
6 Belgium Tom Boonen
Italy Danilo Napolitano
Italy Alberto Loddo
145
105
97
Belgium Greg Van Avermaet
Australia Christopher Sutton
Belgium Jurgen Roelandts
15:28:24
+ 0:06
+ 0:10
Belgium Quick-Step
Belgium Silence–Lotto
Netherlands Skil-Shimano
46:12:23
+ 0:09
+ 2:47

Men's top 10 overall[edit]

Pos Rider Time
1 Belgium Tom Boonen 15:27:44
2 Netherlands Steven de Jongh + 0:27
3 Belgium Greg Van Avermaet + 0:40
4 Australia Christopher Sutton + 0:46
5 Belgium Jurgen Roelandts + 0:50
6 France Alexandre Pichot + 1:10
7 Netherlands Maarten Tjallingii + 1:12
8 Italy Alberto Loddo + 1:22
9 Belgium Wilfried Cretskens + 1:31
10 Germany Sebastian Siedler + 1:41

References[edit]