Cavendish wins 1st stage of Tour of Qatar


DOHA: Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) ahead of Italian pair Sacha Modolo and Andrea Guardini. The former world road race champion covered the 175 kilometres from Dukhan to the Al Khor corniche in 3hrs 28.31secs, eight seconds in front of Modolo and 11 seconds ahead of Guardini. It was a first stage win of the season for Cavendish, and a first win also for his new South African Dimension Data team.



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