Kristoff outsprints Cavendish to win the second stage in Qatar

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) bounced back from yesterday’s 5th place by beating Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) in a huge battle between the two giants on the second stage of the Tour of Qatar. After a big crash had left just a small group to sprint for the win, the Norwegian held off the Manxman when he tried to pass him on the right while Roy Jans (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) completed the podium. Cavendish defended the lead with a 5-second advantage over Kristoff.

Tour of Qatar 2016 – stage 2 results (Doha-Doha)

1 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) 3:11:26
2 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)  
3 Roy Jans (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)  
4 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
6 Andrea Francesco Palini (Skydive Dubai)  
7 Sacha Modolo (Lampre – Merida)  
8 André Looij (Roompot – Oranje Peloton)  
9 Tomasz Kiendys (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)  
10 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha)