Home > Sport
Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 5:13:00 PM
Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 5:17:20 PM
Dutchman Niki Terpstra won the Tour of Qatar on Friday. - AFP
DOHA (AFP): Dutch rider Niki Terpstra of the Omega Pharma team clinched overall victory in the Tour of Qatar on Friday as Frenchman Arnaud Demare won the concluding stage.
Demare, of the FDJ team, secured the sixth and final stage at Doha Corniche in a sprint finish after a 113.5-kilometre ride from Sealine Beach Resort.
Terpstra, who had been out in front since winning the opening stage, finished ahead of his team-mate Tom Boonen, the Belgian who fell just short of winning the event for the fifth time.
Boonen claimed wins on the second and fourth stage in Qatar.
On the podium, a smiling Terpstra praised Boonen and predicted their Omega Pharma team were set for a good season.
"The great Tom is back," said Terpstra, a former Tour of the Netherlands champion back in 2012.
"Today it is me who won, but in the next few weeks we will make every effort to be in the best condition for the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix," added Terpstra.
Tags / Keywords:
Niki Terpstra, cycling, Tom Boonen, Qatar
Renshaw takes yellow jersey after stage two sprint finish
Voigt sets new hour record
Degenkolb wins again as Contador stays in front
Colombian women's nude kit unacceptable, says UCI's Cookson
Ulissi suspended again after positive Giro test
Wiggins pips Martin for first world title
Kreuziger cleared of doping violation by Czech committee
Lucky Josiah takes bronze, Azizul relegated
CEO to step down of Livestrong group founded by cyclist Armstrong
Wiggins to have a go at hour record next year
Irishman Roche joins Team Sky
Mostly business as usual in HK
Sri Lanka police stop online media workshop: rights groups
Hulk suffers racial abuse in Russian league game
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)