Kristoff wins the final stage, Cavendish seals overall victory

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the final sprint in Tour of Qatar 2016 in a photo-finish, after going shoulder to shoulder with Cavendish. In doing so he took a 10-second time bonus, but Cavendish gained a six-second bonus himself for second place, ensuring the overall classification victory.

Kristoff was second in the final general classification, five seconds behind Cavendish, while Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was third at eight seconds.

It is the second time Cavendish has won the Tour of Qatar after his first victory in 2013.

Tour of Qatar 2016 – stage 5 results (Sealine Beach Resort – Doha Corniche):

1 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

2:56:16

2 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

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3 Roy Jans (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)

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4 Yauheni Hutarovich (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)

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5 Sacha Modolo (Lampre – Merida)

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6 Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18)

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7 Moreno Hofland (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

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9 André Looij (Roompot – Oranje Peloton)

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10 Marco Canola (UnitedHealthcare)

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Tour of Qatar 2016 final general classification:

1 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

13:47:23

2 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

+05”

3 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

+08”

4 Manuel Quinziato (BMC)

+12”

5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

+25”

6 Søren Kragh Andersen (Giant-Alpecin)

+36”

7 Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18)

+47”

8 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Katusha)

+55”

9 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha)

+56”

10 Michael Schär (BMC)

+01’04”

 

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