Hopefully Brian had a little more fun on the mic today, as a breakaway not only stole Tom Boonen's sprinting thunder but his yellow jersey as well. Greg Van Avermaet of Predictor-Lotto won today's bunch sprint among the breakaway bunch, which included Quick-Step's Wilfred Cretskens, your new overall leader -- by a commanding 2.19, over teammate Boonen.
Cretskens sounded pretty grateful for the chance to take home the overall:
It's a bit of a surprise to find myself with the golden jersey on my shoulders today. I certainly wasn't expecting that. After what we had managed yesterday with Tom Boonen, the goal this morning before the start of the stage was to have a Quickstep rider in all breakaway attempts. So I was the one to be in the good group. I then really wanted to win the stage but I unfortunately missed out on victory for 20 metres. To be the leader of the Tour of Qatar with only one stage to go is incredible for me. I'm only a team mate for Tom Boonen and my job is to launch him for his sprints. It's a fantastic reward, a great gift.