Mark Cavendish takes first win for Dimension Data in Qatar

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) won the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar after the best sprinters in the race fought for victory on the Al Kohr Corniche.

Cavendish beat Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) and Andrea Guardini (Astana) after coming off Alexander Kristoff’s wheel and opening up his own sprint as the Norwegian faded. Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) was fourth.

Tour of Qatar 2016 – stage 1 results (Dukhan – Al Khor Corniche):

1 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) 3:28:46
2 Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida)

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3 Andrea Guardini (Astana)

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4 Sam Bennett (Bora – Argon 18)

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5 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

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6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

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7 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

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8 Manuel Quinziato (BMC)

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9 Arnaud Gerard (Fortuneo Vital Concept)

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10 Soren Kragh Anderson (Giant-Alpecin)

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