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7th Tour of Qatar - Stage 3 Updated
 
By Andy McGrath
Date: 1/29/2008
7th Tour of Qatar - Stage 3 Updated
 

Despite a challenging day, it’s that man Boonen who grabs a third Quick Step win in succession.

In contrast to the previous day, the Tour of Qatar peloton was greeted by a stiff headwind as they left the Camel Race Track. With the speed significantly slower than the 55km/h averaged yesterday, it was left to Ukrainian Volodymr Dyudya of Milram to forge ahead alone. Attacking at the 8km mark, the youngster pushed his lead over the bunch out to 10’30” within twenty kilometres. Meanwhile, Doha Team rider Hasanin was in pursuit, two minutes in arrears.

Dyudya’s solo break
The peloton was content to let Dyudya go away into the headwind: by the first intermediate sprint at Al Ghuwayriya after 51.5 kilometres, the lone breakaway led Hasanin by eight minutes, and the bunch by a further four. However, soon afterwards, the wind changed direction, and Quick Step got on the front to deliver a sharp injection of pace, akin to the previous day’s racing. However, their plans were unexpectedly derailed by a crash by overall high-flyer Martin Tjallingii, which held up leader Tom Boonen as well as domestique Hulsmans.

There’s no beating Boonen
With some teams sensing an opportunity to break Quick Step’s stranglehold on the race, it took forty kilometres for Boonen’s group to get back onto the rest of the bunch. Lone breakaway Dyudya was reeled in with 20 kilometres to go and another bunch sprint was on the cards. Former world champion Tom Boonen showed no signs of fatigue, dispatching of Napolitano and trusty teammate De Jongh for a third Quick Step win in a row.
Moreover, Boonen's leadout and sprint were so fast that most of the peloton were gapped, finishing seventeen seconds down.

Boonen beats Napolitano – courtesy Lampre

Post-Race Comments
Winner Tom Boonen commented: “It was a different stage to yesterday’s. Yesterday, we completely controlled the race. We did what we wanted. It seems a bit pretentious but it was really like that. Today, it was really different. There was Tjallingii’s crash and with Kevin Hulsmans, we lost contact with the leading group. From this moment, we were trying to get back on, but didn’t lose much energy. We were helped a bit in asking my four teammates to not ride. Forty kilometres later, we caught them and then controlled things up to the sprint.”

Stage 3 - Camel Race Track - Qatar Foundation, 147.5km
1. BOONEN Tom 2 QUICK STEP 3h 29' 41"
2. NAPOLITANO Danilo 11 LAMPRE 3h 29' 41"
3. DE JONGH Steven 3 QUICK STEP 3h 29' 41"
4. VAN AVERMAET Greg 51 SILENCE - LOTTO 3h 29' 41"
5. SUTTON Christopher 38 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 3h 29' 43" + 00' 02"
6. ROELANDTS Jurgen 54 SILENCE - LOTTO 3h 29' 43" + 00' 02"
7. GARDEYN Gorik 52 SILENCE - LOTTO 3h 29' 46" + 00' 05"
8. WEYLANDT Wouter 7 QUICK STEP 3h 29' 46" + 00' 05"
9. LODDO Alberto 101 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 3h 29' 46" + 00' 05"
10. SIEDLER Sebastian 66 SKIL-SHIMANO 3h 29' 53" + 00' 12"
11. PAGLIARINI Luciano 137 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 3h 29' 55" + 00' 14"
12. DE HAES Kenny 83 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 3h 29' 55" + 00' 14"
13. PICHOT Alexandre 96 BOUYGUES TELECOM 3h 29' 55" + 00' 14"
14. FURLAN Angelo 114 CREDIT AGRICOLE 3h 29' 55" + 00' 14"
15. VEELERS Tom 67 SKIL-SHIMANO 3h 29' 57" + 00' 16"
16. WAGNER Robert 68 SKIL-SHIMANO 3h 29' 57" + 00' 16"
17. BONNET William 111 CREDIT AGRICOLE 3h 29' 58" + 00' 17"
18. TOSATTO Matteo 5 QUICK STEP 3h 29' 58" + 00' 17"
19. ENGOULVENT Jimmy 113 CREDIT AGRICOLE 3h 29' 58" + 00' 17"
20. TRUSSOV Nicolaï 108 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 3h 29' 58" + 00' 17"

General Classification after Stage 3
1. BOONEN Tom 2 QUICK STEP 6h 04' 30"
2. DE JONGH Steven 3 QUICK STEP 6h 04' 43" + 00' 13"
3. VAN AVERMAET Greg 51 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 04' 53" + 00' 23"
4. NAPOLITANO Danilo 11 LAMPRE 6h 04' 55" + 00' 25"
5. SUTTON Christopher 38 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 04' 56" + 00' 26"
6. ROELANDTS Jurgen 54 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 05' 02" + 00' 32"
7. PICHOT Alexandre 96 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 05' 20" + 00' 50"
8. TJALLINGII Maarten 57 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 05' 24" + 00' 54"
9. TOSATTO Matteo 5 QUICK STEP 6h 05' 29" + 00' 59"
10. CRETSKENS Wilfried 1 QUICK STEP 6h 05' 33" + 01' 03"
11. BACKSTEDT Magnus 32 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 05' 44" + 01' 14"
12. GARDEYN Gorik 52 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 05' 50" + 01' 20"
13. LODDO Alberto 101 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 05' 54" + 01' 24"
14. WAGNER Robert 68 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 05' 54" + 01' 24"
15. SIEDLER Sebastian 66 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 05' 55" + 01' 25"
16. VEELERS Tom 67 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 05' 55" + 01' 25"
17. FURLAN Angelo 114 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 06' 01" + 01' 31"
18. WEYLANDT Wouter 7 QUICK STEP 6h 06' 04" + 01' 34"
19. ENGOULVENT Jimmy 113 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 06' 04" + 01' 34"
20. KONOVALOVAS Ignatas 115 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 06' 04" + 01' 34"
21. BOSSONI Paolo 14 LAMPRE 6h 06' 07" + 01' 37"
22. RENIER Franck 97 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 06' 08" + 01' 38"
23. CRUZ Antonio 123 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 06' 08" + 01' 38"
24. KNEES Christian 74 TEAM MILRAM 6h 06' 08" + 01' 38"
25. PAGLIARINI Luciano 137 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 06' 10" + 01' 40"
26. WYNANTS Maarten 8 QUICK STEP 6h 06' 11" + 01' 41"
27. GOESINNEN Floris 65 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 06' 16" + 01' 46"
28. HULSMANS Kevin 4 QUICK STEP 6h 06' 35" + 02' 05"
29. WILLEMS Frederik 48 LIQUIGAS 6h 06' 52" + 02' 22"
30. CHICCHI Francesco 41 LIQUIGAS 6h 08' 48" + 04' 18"
31. SENTJENS Roy 56 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 08' 49" + 04' 19"
32. BONNET William 111 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 08' 51" + 04' 21"
33. SHAW Stuart 146 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 08' 54" + 04' 24"
34. KOHLER Martin 121 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 08' 55" + 04' 25"
35. VELO Marco 77 TEAM MILRAM 6h 08' 55" + 04' 25"
36. TERPSTRA Niki 76 TEAM MILRAM 6h 08' 55" + 04' 25"
37. GOMEZ Angel 136 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 09' 00" + 04' 30"
38. BODNAR Maciej 42 LIQUIGAS 6h 09' 04" + 04' 34"
39. PETITO Roberto 46 LIQUIGAS 6h 09' 04" + 04' 34"
40. HOSTE Leif 53 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 09' 05" + 04' 35"
41. DIUDIA Volodymyr 71 TEAM MILRAM 6h 09' 05" + 04' 35"
42. GENE Yohann 93 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 09' 11" + 04' 41"
43. HEIJBOER Mathieu 23 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 09' 15" + 04' 45"
44. PASSERON Aurélien 138 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 09' 16" + 04' 46"
45. RASCH Gabriel 117 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 09' 33" + 05' 03"
46. CURVERS ROY 63 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 10' 00" + 05' 30"
47. VAN DE WALLE Jurgen 6 QUICK STEP 6h 10' 47" + 06' 17"
48. HOVELYNCK Kurt 85 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 11' 21" + 06' 51"
49. HASANIN Omar 157 DOHA TEAM 6h 12' 31" + 08' 01"
50. MAASKANT Martijn 36 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 13' 24" + 08' 54"
51. DE HAES Kenny 83 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 13' 31" + 09' 01"
52. TRUSSOV Nicolaï 108 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 13' 33" + 09' 03"
53. GESLIN Anthony 91 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 13' 35" + 09' 05"
54. WYSS Danilo 128 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 13' 35" + 09' 05"
55. HOJ Frank 24 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 13' 39" + 09' 09"
56. VALENTIN Tristan 27 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 13' 39" + 09' 09"
57. BEPPU Fumiyuki 62 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 13' 43" + 09' 13"
58. WILLIAMS Robert 147 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 13' 50" + 09' 20"
59. LONGO Roberto 15 LAMPRE 6h 13' 50" + 09' 20"
60. VAN SUMMEREN Johan 58 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 13' 51" + 09' 21"
61. ONGARATO Alberto 75 TEAM MILRAM 6h 13' 51" + 09' 21"
62. DEN BAKKER Maarten 64 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 14' 07" + 09' 37"
63. BANDIERA Marco 12 LAMPRE 6h 14' 14" + 09' 44"
64. RICCIO Bernardo 106 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 14' 30" + 10' 00"
65. MUGERLI Matej 45 LIQUIGAS 6h 14' 36" + 10' 06"
66. CURTOLO Alberto 43 LIQUIGAS 6h 14' 39" + 10' 09"
67. DEAN Julian 33 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 14' 45" + 10' 15"
68. RIGHI Daniele 16 LAMPRE 6h 15' 02" + 10' 32"
69. BOVAY Steve 122 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 15' 49" + 11' 19"
70. KUSCHYNSKI Aleksandr 44 LIQUIGAS 6h 16' 14" + 11' 44"
71. LEMOINE Cyril 116 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 16' 30" + 12' 00"
72. BERTHOU Eric 112 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 16' 40" + 12' 10"
73. MILLAR David 31 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 16' 42" + 12' 12"
74. VERBIST Evert 88 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 16' 43" + 12' 13"
75. GHYLLEBERT Pieter 84 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 16' 43" + 12' 13"
76. LABBE Arnaud 95 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 16' 44" + 12' 14"
77. ROOIJAKKERS Piet 61 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 17' 14" + 12' 44"
78. WINDSOR Dean 148 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 17' 35" + 13' 05"
79. BARBE Koen 82 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 18' 02" + 13' 32"
80. DOCKER Mitchell 142 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 18' 04" + 13' 34"
81. EECKHOUT Nico 81 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 18' 04" + 13' 34"
82. ESKOV Nikita 102 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 18' 23" + 13' 53"
83. MIZBANI IRANAGH Ghader 163 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 19' 26" + 14' 56"
84. BEN HASSINE Aymen 154 DOHA TEAM 6h 20' 24" + 15' 54"
85. BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis 133 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 20' 27" + 15' 57"
86. SANTAMBROGIO Mauro 17 LAMPRE 6h 20' 45" + 16' 15"
87. ASKARI Hossein 161 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 20' 48" + 16' 18"
88. CAPECCHI Eros 134 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 20' 53" + 16' 23"
89. DUYN Huub 34 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 21' 13" + 16' 43"
90. ROESEMS Bert 55 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 21' 18" + 16' 48"
91. VANHEULE Bart 87 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 21' 23" + 16' 53"
92. SAYERS Michaël 125 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 21' 24" + 16' 54"
93. TOLLESON Taylor 127 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 21' 24" + 16' 54"
94. JURCO Matej 73 TEAM MILRAM 6h 21' 27" + 16' 57"
95. DE WEERT Kevin 22 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 21' 28" + 16' 58"
96. NUYENS Nick 21 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 21' 28" + 16' 58"
97. VERBRUGGHE Rik 28 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 21' 28" + 16' 58"
98. ALARCON GARCIA Raul 132 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 21' 29" + 16' 59"
99. KLIMOV Sergei 105 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 21' 36" + 17' 06"
100. CHITIOUI Rafaa 151 DOHA TEAM 6h 21' 37" + 17' 07"
101. SEROV Alexander 107 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 21' 42" + 17' 12"
102. TRENTI Guido 47 LIQUIGAS 6h 22' 09" + 17' 39"
103. BATES Gene Michael 141 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 22' 15" + 17' 45"
104. LAURENT Christophe 35 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 22' 20" + 17' 50"
105. VAN HECKE Preben 86 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 23' 38" + 19' 08"
106. HADDOU Saïd 94 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 23' 43" + 19' 13"
107. NATEGHI Hossein 164 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 23' 56" + 19' 26"
108. CAPELLI Ermanno 135 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 24' 30" + 20' 00"
109. GOTTFRIED Alexander 103 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 25' 52" + 21' 22"
110. KHATUNTSEV Alexender 104 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 6h 25' 52" + 21' 22"
111. MC DONALD Peter 144 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 25' 53" + 21' 23"
112. MORTON Angus 145 DRAPAC PORSHE 6h 25' 53" + 21' 23"
113. STEWART Jackson 126 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 25' 54" + 21' 24"
114. SCHEIRLINCKX Staf 26 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 25' 58" + 21' 28"
115. HANACHI Abdelbasat 156 DOHA TEAM 6h 26' 07" + 21' 37"
116. SOHRABI Mehdi 167 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 26' 11" + 21' 41"
117. SEYED REZAEI Seyed Mostafa 166 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 26' 11" + 21' 41"
118. BONO Matteo 13 LAMPRE 6h 26' 21" + 21' 51"
119. SIMON Julien 118 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 27' 13" + 22' 43"
120. MINARD Sébastien 25 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 6h 27' 42" + 23' 12"
121. GAUDIN Damien 92 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 28' 23" + 23' 53"
122. GRABSCH Ralf 72 TEAM MILRAM 6h 28' 23" + 23' 53"
123. BERTOGLIATI Rubens 131 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 6h 28' 28" + 23' 58"
124. SAEIDITANHA Abbas 165 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 28' 40" + 24' 10"
125. ZARGARI Amir 168 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 28' 40" + 24' 10"
126. ESMAEILI Tareq 155 DOHA TEAM 6h 33' 06" + 28' 36"
127. JAHANBANIAN Hossein 162 IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 6h 33' 10" + 28' 40"
128. PATOUR Kilian 37 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 34' 05" + 29' 35"
129. AFIF Hamad 153 DOHA TEAM 6h 34' 05" + 29' 35"
130. SAID Moosa 158 DOHA TEAM 6h 34' 05" + 29' 35"
131. ABDULJANAN Khalil 152 DOHA TEAM 6h 34' 14" + 29' 44"

Points Classification
1. BOONEN Tom 2 QUICK STEP 63 pts
2. NAPOLITANO Danilo 11 LAMPRE 52 pts
3. VAN AVERMAET Greg 51 SILENCE - LOTTO 51 pts
4. DE JONGH Steven 3 QUICK STEP 48 pts
5. SUTTON Christopher 38 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 45 pts
6. ROELANDTS Jurgen 54 SILENCE - LOTTO 40 pts
7. PICHOT Alexandre 96 BOUYGUES TELECOM 27 pts
8. WEYLANDT Wouter 7 QUICK STEP 21 pts
9. GARDEYN Gorik 52 SILENCE - LOTTO 19 pts
10. PAGLIARINI Luciano 137 SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 17 pts

Young Riders Classification
1. VAN AVERMAET Greg 51 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 04' 53"
2. SUTTON Christopher 38 SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 6h 04' 56" + 00' 03"
3. ROELANDTS Jurgen 54 SILENCE - LOTTO 6h 05' 02" + 00' 09"
4. PICHOT Alexandre 96 BOUYGUES TELECOM 6h 05' 20" + 00' 27"
5. WAGNER Robert 68 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 05' 54" + 01' 01"
6. VEELERS Tom 67 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 05' 55" + 01' 02"
7. WEYLANDT Wouter 7 QUICK STEP 6h 06' 04" + 01' 11"
8. KONOVALOVAS Ignatas 115 CREDIT AGRICOLE 6h 06' 04" + 01' 11"
9. GOESINNEN Floris 65 SKIL-SHIMANO 6h 06' 16" + 01' 23"
10. KOHLER Martin 121 BMC RACING TEAM 6h 08' 55" + 04' 02"

Team Classification
1. QUICK STEP 18h 01' 41"
2. SILENCE - LOTTO 18h 01' 50" + 00' 09"
3. SKIL-SHIMANO 18h 04' 28" + 02' 47"
4. CREDIT AGRICOLE 18h 04' 41" + 03' 00"
5. BOUYGUES TELECOM 18h 06' 47" + 05' 06"
6. TEAM MILRAM 18h 10' 22" + 08' 41"
7. BMC RACING TEAM 18h 10' 22" + 08' 41"
8. SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE 18h 10' 39" + 08' 58"
9. SAUNIER DUVAL - SCOTT 18h 10' 40" + 08' 59"
10. LIQUIGAS 18h 10' 47" + 09' 06"
11. LAMPRE 18h 11' 28" + 09' 47"
12. TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 18h 13' 58" + 12' 17"
13. DRAPAC PORSHE 18h 18' 04" + 16' 23"
14. TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 18h 19' 28" + 17' 47"
15. COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE 18h 22' 49" + 21' 08"
16. DOHA TEAM 18h 40' 32" + 38' 51"
17. IRAN CYCLING FEDERATION 18h 45' 10" + 43' 29"

 
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