Tom Boonen Wins Doha International GP

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01/28/2006| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen
Robert Hunter (Team Phonak - iShares). Photo copyright Ben Ross/Roadcycling.com.
Robert Hunter (Team Phonak - iShares). Photo copyright Ben Ross/Roadcycling.com.

Tom Boonen Wins Doha International GP

Hunter takes 2nd, Zabel 3rd.

World champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) took the win in the Doha International Grand Prix in the Arab emirate of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
Qatar, beating Last year?s winner Robert Hunter (Phonak-iShares) and Erik Zabel (Milram) in the very fast finish sprint that took place after 108 km .<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

 

 

Robert Hunter appeared satisfied with the outcome. ?This confirms for me that the winter training was very good.? He also thanked the entire Phonak team: ?Everyone worked on my behalf today.? Team CSC leader Stuart O?Grady did not finish high in the rankings as his chain broke in the sprint to the finish line ? so much for Team CSC?s excellent equipment.

 

Top 10 results:

1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step ? Innergetic       02:26:24

2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak-iShares

3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram

4 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto

5 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano

6 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto

7 Robert F?rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner

8 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank

9 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step - Innergetic

10 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria - Navigare

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