Dukhan Al Khor Corniche 176 km
And so the boys have arrived in Qatar as well. A weaker field this year for opaque (cycling)political reasons it seems. King Boonen's Etixx is missing for the first time ever for example, apparently for being too slow to tie their shoes and being snotty about it.
But there is plenty of firepower still here and it wasn't as if Boonen was ever going to beat Alexander Kristoff again so what the heck
Crosswind Sheikh of the day: Alexander Kristoff
Gotta get those wins in early before the UCI shuts Katusha down for two weeks for being even naughtier than the snotty slow shoe-tiers.