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 Thorsten Wilhelms (GER) Team Coast
2003 Italy Alberto Loddo (ITA) Lampre
2004 South Africa Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank
2005 Denmark Lars Michaelsen (DEN) Team CSC
2006 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007 Belgium Wilfried Cretskens (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2010 Netherlands Wouter Mol (NED) Vacansoleil
2011 Australia Mark Renshaw (AUS) HTC–Highroad
2012 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014 Netherlands Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 Netherlands Niki Terpstra (NED) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Dimension Data

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2002 Germany Thorsten Wilhelms (GER) Team Coast
2003 Italy Alberto Loddo (ITA) Lampre
2004 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2006 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2007 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2008 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Germany Heinrich Haussler (GER) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Germany Heinrich Haussler (GER) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Australia Heinrich Haussler[N 1] (AUS) Garmin–Cervélo
2012 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014 Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 Norway Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha
2016 Norway Alexander 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 Kirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC–Highroad Women
2012 Germany Judith Arndt (GER) GreenEDGE-AIS
2013 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Argos–Shimano
2014 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Team Giant-Shimano
2015 United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Germany Trixi Worrack (GER) Canyon–SRAM

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2009 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2010 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2011 Netherlands Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC–Highroad Women
2012 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Netherlands National Team
2013 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Argos–Shimano
2014 Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED) Team Giant-Shimano
2015 United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) Boels–Dolmans
2016 Netherlands Kirsten 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]

References[edit]

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