André Greipel wins stage 5 at Tour of Qatar
With a perfectly initiated bunch sprint by Lotto-Belisol, André Greipel was the fastest at the finish of the 5th stage at Tour of Qatar. The German champion could go home with the flowers after the win today.
From André Greipel: "The team did a great job. There were no echelons today. Starting from 60 km before the end Lars Bak and Gert Dockx were pulling to get the breakaway back and put the rest of us out of the wind all day. We didn't get any help. After 30 kilometers we left it to the other teams. The gap started decreasing again with 20 km to go. Kris Boeckmans led us up to the 2 km sign as it was important to be in front there with the crosswinds. Sieberg and Roelandts took the lead in the final kilometer and did it perfect like always. I could save myself until 200 meters to go. Everyone did his part for the victory."
Congratulations to André Greipel and the rest of Lotto Belisol! Link to the old article here.