2012 Tour of Qatar

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2012 Tour of Qatar
Route of the 2012 Tour of Qatar
Route of the 2012 Tour of Qatar
Race details
Dates 5–10 February 2012
Stages 6
Distance 727.3 km (451.9 mi)
Winning time 15h 42' 14"
Results
Jersey awarded to the overall winner Winner  Tom Boonen (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
  Second  Tyler Farrar (United States) (Garmin–Barracuda)
  Third  Juan Antonio Flecha (Spain) (Team Sky)

  Points  Tom Boonen (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Youth  Ramūnas Navardauskas (Lithuania) (Garmin–Barracuda)
  Team Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
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The 2012 Tour of Qatar was the eleventh edition of the Tour of Qatar cycling stage race. It was rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI Asia Tour, and was held between 5 and 10 February 2012, in Qatar.

The race was won for the fourth time by Belgium's Tom Boonen,[1] of the Omega Pharma–Quick-Step team, leading the race from start to finish and taking two stage victories along the way. Boonen's winning margin over runner-up Tyler Farrar (Garmin–Barracuda) – the winners of the team time trial stage near the Losail International Circuit – was 28 seconds,[2] and Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha completed the podium, five seconds behind Farrar and 33 seconds down on Boonen.[2] In the race's other classifications, Boonen also won the points classification,[3] having held the lead of the standings from start to finish, Farrar's teammate Ramūnas Navardauskas won the white jersey for the youth classification, by placing eighth overall in the general classification,[3] and Omega Pharma–Quick-Step finished at the head of the teams classification.[3]

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams competed in the 2012 Tour of Qatar. These included eleven UCI ProTour teams, three UCI Professional Continental teams, and two Continental teams.

The teams that participated in the race were:[4]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

5 February 2012 – Barzan Towers to College of the North Atlantic, 141.5 km (87.9 mi)[5]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 11' 32"
2  Adam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team s.t.
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
4  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
5  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
6  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
7  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
8  Davide Appollonio (ITA) Team Sky s.t.
9  Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
10  Robert Wagner (GER) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 11' 22"
2  Adam Blythe (GBR) Jersey white.svg BMC Racing Team + 4"
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 6"
4  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 7"
5  Adam Hansen (AUS) Lotto–Belisol + 7"
6  Davide Appollonio (ITA) Team Sky + 8"
7  Marco Haller (AUT) Team Katusha + 8"
8  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank + 9"
9  Nikolas Maes (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 9"
10  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 10"

Stage 2[edit]

6 February 2012 – Losail, 11.3 km (7.0 mi) team time trial (TTT)[6]
Stage 2 Result
Team Time
1 Garmin–Barracuda 12' 38"
2 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 7"
3 Team Sky + 9"
4 Team Katusha + 9"
5 Liquigas–Cannondale + 13"
6 RadioShack–Nissan + 14"
7 GreenEDGE + 16"
8 BMC Racing Team + 16"
9 Rabobank + 17"
10 Lotto–Belisol + 17"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 24' 07"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"
3  Johan Vansummeren (BEL) Garmin–Barracuda + 3"
4  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Jersey white.svg Garmin–Barracuda + 3"
5  Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 3"
6  Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin–Barracuda + 3"
7  Davide Appollonio (ITA) Team Sky + 10"
8  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
9  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
10  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"

Stage 3[edit]

7 February 2012 – Dukhan to Al-Gharafa Stadium, 146.5 km (91.0 mi)[7]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky 3h 23' 48"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
3  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) GreenEDGE s.t.
4  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
5  John Degenkolb (GER) Project 1t4i s.t.
6  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
7  Rüdiger Selig (GER) Team Katusha s.t.
8  David Boucher (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
9  Robert Wagner (GER) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
10  Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) Team Katusha s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 6h 47' 49"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 6"
3  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky + 8"
4  Johan Vansummeren (BEL) Garmin–Barracuda + 12"
5  Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 12"
6  Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin–Barracuda + 12"
7  Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha + 17"
8  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky + 18"
9  Rüdiger Selig (GER) Jersey white.svg Team Katusha + 18"
10  Adam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team + 19"

Stage 4[edit]

8 February 2012 – Al Thakhira to Madinat ash Shamal, 147.5 km (91.7 mi)[8]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 03' 14"
2  Tom Veelers (NED) Project 1t4i s.t.
3  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
4  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Team Sky s.t.
5  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 4"
6  Nikolas Maes (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 11"
7  Yoann Offredo (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 14"
8  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky + 14"
9  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 14"
10  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 36"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 9h 50' 50"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 31"
3  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Team Sky + 34"
4  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 36"
5  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky + 45"
6  Tom Veelers (NED) Project 1t4i + 1' 00"
7  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 06"
8  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Jersey white.svg Garmin–Barracuda + 1' 09"
9  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) GreenEDGE + 1' 10"
10  Adam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team + 1' 14"

Stage 5[edit]

9 February 2012 – Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche, 160 km (99.4 mi)[9]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky 3h 30' 40"
2  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
3  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
4  John Degenkolb (GER) Project 1t4i s.t.
5  Rüdiger Selig (GER) Team Katusha s.t.
6  Allan Davis (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
7  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
8  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia s.t.
9  Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
10  Greg Henderson (NZL) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 13h 21' 30"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 31"
3  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Team Sky + 34"
4  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 36"
5  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky + 45"
6  Tom Veelers (NED) Project 1t4i + 1' 00"
7  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 05"
8  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 06"
9  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Jersey white.svg Garmin–Barracuda + 1' 09"
10  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) GreenEDGE + 1' 10"

Stage 6[edit]

10 February 2012 – Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche, 120.5 km (74.9 mi)[10]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ–BigMat 2h 20' 44"
2  Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
3  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
4  Roger Kluge (GER) Project 1t4i s.t.
5  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
6  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
7  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
8  Allan Davis (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
9  Aaron Kemps (AUS) Champion System s.t.
10  Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey gold.svgSilver jersey.jpg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 15h 42' 14"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 28"
3  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Team Sky + 33"
4  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 34"
5  Tom Veelers (NED) Project 1t4i + 1' 00"
6  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 05"
7  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 06"
8  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Jersey white.svg Garmin–Barracuda + 1' 09"
9  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) GreenEDGE + 1' 10"
10  Adam Blythe (GBR) BMC Racing Team + 1' 14"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification
Points Classification
Young Rider Classification
Teams Classification
1 Tom Boonen Tom Boonen Tom Boonen Adam Blythe Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2 Garmin–Barracuda Ramūnas Navardauskas Garmin–Barracuda
3 Mark Cavendish Rüdiger Selig
4 Tom Boonen Ramūnas Navardauskas Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
5 Mark Cavendish
6 Arnaud Démare
Final Tom Boonen Tom Boonen Ramūnas Navardauskas Omega Pharma–Quick-Step

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLeary, John (10 February 2012). "Mark Cavendish crashes in final sprint as Tom Boonen wins general classification". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Mark Cavendish crashes as Tom Boonen wins Tour of Qatar". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Démare opens professional account in Doha". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "16 teams selected for Qatar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  5. ^ McGrath, Andy (5 February 2012). "Boonen denies Blythe in Qatar". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Tripathi, Raajiv (7 February 2012). "Garmin wins team time trial". Qatar Tribune. Doha, Qatar: Qatar Information and Marketing Company. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Robinson, Mark (7 February 2012). "World Champion Mark Cavendish wins in Qatar". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Boonen in charge in Qatar". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Robinson, Mark (9 February 2012). "Cavendish roars to victory at Al Khor Corniche". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche". Tour of Qatar. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website