Tour of Qatar

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Tour of Qatar
Tour of Qatar logo
Race details
Date January–February
Region Qatar
Discipline Road
Type Stage race
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation
History
First edition 2002 (2002)
Editions 15 (as of 2016)
First winner  Thorsten Wilhelms (GER)
Most wins  Tom Boonen (BEL) (4 wins)
Most recent  Mark Cavendish (GBR)

The Tour of Qatar was an annual professional cycling stage race held in Qatar. First organized in 2002, the event was part of the UCI Asia Tour until 2016. The 2017 edition was to have seen the event upgraded to the UCI World Tour for the first time,[1][2] but it was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship support.[3]

The event consisted of a men's competition over five stages, and, since 2009, a women's competition over four stages – held a week before the men's race. Because Qatar is entirely flat, the tour was almost always won by a sprinter or classics specialist. Belgian Tom Boonen and Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild hold the record with four overall wins, in the men's and ladies' competition respectively.

Men's past winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Tom Boonen (pictured at the 2012 Tour of Qatar) holds a record 4 overall wins and 22 stage wins.
Rider Team
2002 Germany Wilhelms, ThorstenThorsten Wilhelms (GER) Team Coast
2003 Italy Loddo, AlbertoAlberto Loddo (ITA) Lampre
2004 South Africa Hunter, RobertRobert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank
2005 Denmark Michaelsen, LarsLars Michaelsen (DEN) Team CSC
2006 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007 Belgium Cretskens, WilfriedWilfried Cretskens (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2010 Netherlands Mol, WouterWouter Mol (NED) Vacansoleil
2011 Australia Renshaw, MarkMark Renshaw (AUS) HTC–Highroad
2012 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014 Netherlands Terpstra, NikiNiki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 Netherlands Terpstra, NikiNiki Terpstra (NED) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016 United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish (GBR) Team Dimension Data

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2002 Germany Wilhelms, ThorstenThorsten Wilhelms (GER) Team Coast
2003 Italy Loddo, AlbertoAlberto Loddo (ITA) Lampre
2004 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2006 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Germany Haussler, HeinrichHeinrich Haussler (GER) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Germany Haussler, HeinrichHeinrich Haussler (GER) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Australia Haussler, HeinrichHeinrich Haussler[N 1] (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo
2012 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 United Kingdom Cavendish, MarkMark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014 Belgium Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 Norway Kristoff, AlexanderAlexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha
2016 Norway Kristoff, AlexanderAlexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha

Stage wins[edit]

Rider Country Stages
Tom Boonen  Belgium 22
Mark Cavendish  United Kingdom 9
Alexander Kristoff  Norway 6
Alberto Loddo  Italy 3
Francesco Chicchi  Italy 2
Arnaud Démare  France 2
Heinrich Haussler  Australia
 Germany
2
Robert Hunter  South Africa 2
Niki Terpstra  Netherlands 2
Thorsten Wilhelms  Germany 2

Ladies' past winners[edit]

Ladies Tour of Qatar
Ladies Tour of Qatar logo
Race details
Date February
Region Qatar
Discipline Road
Type Stage race
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation
History
First edition 2009 (2009)
Editions 8 (as of 2016)
First winner  Kirsten Wild (NED)
Most wins  Kirsten Wild (NED) (4 wins)
Most recent  Trixi Worrack (GER)
Eddy Merckx presenting Ellen van Dijk with the gold leader's jersey after the first stage of the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar.

General classification[edit]

Rider Team
2009 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands van Dijk, EllenEllen van Dijk (NED) HTC–Highroad Women
2012 Germany Arndt, JudithJudith Arndt (GER) GreenEDGE-AIS
2013 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Argos–Shimano
2014 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Team Giant-Shimano
2015 United Kingdom Armitstead, LizzieLizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Germany Worrack, TrixiTrixi Worrack (GER) Canyon–SRAM

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2009 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands van Dijk, EllenEllen van Dijk (NED) HTC–Highroad Women
2012 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Netherlands National Team
2013 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Argos–Shimano
2014 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Team Giant-Shimano
2015 United Kingdom Armitstead, LizzieLizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Netherlands Wild, KirstenKirsten Wild (NED) Team Hitec Products

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Haussler announced he would give up his German citizenship and would ride for Australia in the future.[4]

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