Tour of Qatar Ends, Lotto Finishes With 3 in the Top 10
The Tour of Qatar has finished, and Lotto Belisol has three riders in the top 10 of the overall classification! Jürgen Roelandts finished third at 20", Marcel Sieberg 6th at 56" and André Greipel 10th at 1'23". Greipel was able to take the win yesterday but lost the wheel of his teammate to slip behind in the final sprint. Today, it was Jürgen that pulled through for his good GC.
After the race Bart Leysen, sport director, had this to say: "In the sprint André Greipel lost the wheel of his teammates and so he was in 30th position after the last corner before the finish. He couldn't sprint for the win today. In the first stage Jürgen Roelandts possibly should have been more cunning, he finished second now. A day later he was third, Boonen was just too strong in the sprint. In stage 4 Greipel could have won the sprint from Boonen, it was very close. So we could have gone home with three victories."
"But I'm very satisfied. We came to win a stage and get a good GC and we succeeded. I'm also happy that everyone got through this Tour of Qatar in one piece. It has been dangerous the past days with the echelons, riders were really pushed to the side of the road. There are three of our men in the top ten of GC. That proves that our riders are in good shape and that's good with the classics in mind."