2014 Tour of Qatar

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2014 Tour of Qatar
Race details
Dates 9–14 February 2014
Stages 6
Distance 714.4 km (443.9 mi)
Winning time 15h 53' 37"
Palmares
Winner  Niki Terpstra (Netherlands) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Second  Tom Boonen (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Third  Jürgen Roelandts (Belgium) (Lotto–Belisol)

Points  Tom Boonen (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Youth  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Team Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
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2015

The 2014 Tour of Qatar was the 13th 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 9 and 14 February 2014, in Qatar.

The race was won by Omega Pharma–Quick-Step rider Niki Terpstra, who won the opening stage of the race and held the lead throughout.[1] Second place went to his team-mate Tom Boonen,[2] who won two stages and the points classification,[3] while third place went to Jürgen Roelandts of the Lotto–Belisol squad.[4] The young rider classification was won by another Omega Pharma–Quick-Step rider, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck,[1] while the teams classification was also won by Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, after five of the team's eight riders – Terpstra, Boonen, Van Keirsbulck (seventh), Stijn Vandenbergh (eighth) and Andrew Fenn (ninth) – finished in the top ten overall.[1]

Teams

Nineteen teams competed in the 2014 Tour of Qatar. These included thirteen UCI World Tour teams, five UCI Professional Continental teams and the Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team.

The teams that participated in the race were:

Race overview

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 9 February Al Wakra to Dukhan Beach 135.5 km (84.2 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Niki Terpstra (NED)
2 10 February Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche 160.5 km (99.7 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Tom Boonen (BEL)
3 11 February Lusail Circuit 10.9 km (6.8 mi) History.gif Individual time trial  Michael Hepburn (AUS)
4 12 February Dukhan Beach to Mesaieed 135 km (83.9 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Tom Boonen (BEL)
5 13 February Al Zubara Fort to Madinat ash Shamal 159 km (98.8 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  André Greipel (GER)
6 14 February Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche 113.5 km (70.5 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Arnaud Démare (FRA)

Stages

Stage 1

9 February 2014 – Al Wakra to Dukhan Beach, 135.5 km (84.2 mi)[5]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 13' 42"
2  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 1"
3  Michael Schär (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 1"
4  Martin Elmiger (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1"
5  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 7"
6  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 7"
7  Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 7"
8  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ.fr + 7"
9  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 7"
10  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 7"
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svgJersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 13' 26"
2  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 9"
3  Michael Schär (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 12"
4  Martin Elmiger (SUI) IAM Cycling + 17"
5  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 21"
6  Sam Bennett (IRL) Jersey white.svg NetApp–Endura + 22"
7  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 23"
8  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 23"
9  Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 23"
10  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ.fr + 23"

Stage 2

10 February 2014 – Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche, 160.5 km (99.7 mi)[6]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 3h 30' 07"
2  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
4  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
5  Matti Breschel (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
6  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
7  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
8  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
9  Lars Boom (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 5"
10  Karsten Kroon (NED) Tinkoff–Saxo + 5"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svgJersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 6h 43' 30"
2  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 5"
3  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 14"
4  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 20"
5  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 26"
6  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Jersey white.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 26"
7  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 26"
8  Matti Breschel (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 26"
9  Lars Boom (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 31"
10  Karsten Kroon (NED) Tinkoff–Saxo + 31"

Stage 3

11 February 2014 – Lusail Circuit, 10.9 km (6.8 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[7]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Hepburn (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 13' 28"
2  Lars Boom (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1"
3  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Tinkoff–Saxo + 6"
4  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory Racing + 6"
5  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 8"
6  Martin Elmiger (SUI) IAM Cycling + 10"
7  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 13"
8  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 15"
9  Jens Mouris (NED) Orica–GreenEDGE + 16"
10  Gert Steegmans (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 17"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svgJersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 6h 57' 06"
2  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 21"
3  Lars Boom (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 24"
4  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 28"
5  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 35"
6  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Jersey white.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 45"
7  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 49"
8  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 49"
9  Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 58"
10  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 06"

Stage 4

12 February 2014 – Dukhan Beach to Mesaieed, 135 km (83.9 mi)[8]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 2h 22' 34"
2  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
3  Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
4  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
5  Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura s.t.
6  Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Astana s.t.
7  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ.fr s.t.
8  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) IAM Cycling s.t.
9  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise s.t.
10  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 9h 19' 38"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 17"
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 20"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 37"
5  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Jersey white.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 47"
6  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 48"
7  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 51"
8  Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 00"
9  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 08"
10  Karsten Kroon (NED) Tinkoff–Saxo + 1' 21"

Stage 5

13 February 2014 – Al Zubara Fort to Madinat ash Shamal, 159 km (98.8 mi)[9]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol 3h 48' 53"
2  Aidis Kruopis (LTU) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Theo Bos (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
4  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
5  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) IAM Cycling s.t.
6  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
7  Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura s.t.
8  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
9  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
10  Elia Viviani (ITA) Cannondale s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 13h 08' 31"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 17"
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 20"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 37"
5  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 48"
6  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 56"
7  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Jersey white.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 57"
8  Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 05"
9  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 18"
10  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 1' 23"

Stage 6

14 February 2014 – Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche, 113.5 km (70.5 mi)[10]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ.fr 2h 45' 06"
2  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
3  Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Sky s.t.
4  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
5  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling s.t.
6  Silvan Dillier (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Astana s.t.
8  Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura s.t.
9  Sebastian Lander (DEN) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10  Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Niki Terpstra (NED) Jersey gold.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 15h 53' 37"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Jersey grey.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 17"
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Belisol + 20"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky + 37"
5  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 48"
6  Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 56"
7  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Jersey white.svg Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 57"
8  Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 05"
9  Andrew Fenn (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 18"
10  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 1' 23"

Classification leadership table

Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Young rider classification
Teams classification
1 Niki Terpstra Niki Terpstra Niki Terpstra Sam Bennett Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2 Tom Boonen Andrew Fenn
3 Michael Hepburn Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
4 Tom Boonen Tom Boonen
5 André Greipel
6 Arnaud Démare
Final Niki Terpstra Tom Boonen Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Omega Pharma–Quick-Step

References

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External links

Official website