Garmin-Barracuda survived a day of bad luck in the fourth stage of the Tour of Qatar with Tyler Farrar solidly in second overall and Ramunas Navardauskas still in the best young rider jersey. After the team worked hard all day to help establish a decisive split in the peloton, bad luck struck Farrar and others [...]
Garmin-Barracuda scored its first victory of the 2012 campaign in true team fashion, winning the TTT of Stage 2 in the Tour of Qatar. The boys in argyle blasted through the 11.3km out and back ‘Merckx-style’ time trial course, setting an early time of 12 minutes and 38 seconds which held throughout the day. The [...]
Heinrich Haussler added his second stage win of the Tour of Qatar, back-to-back with his first win of the race. The win also put him into the overall lead of the tour. Director sportif Johnny Weltz sent this report: It was a really tough day in the desert! The winds were near gail-force again and [...]
Check out Heinrich Haussler’s Garmin Edge 500 data file from his second sprint win on the third stage of the Tour of Qatar. Haussler’s win put him into the overall lead. More photos from the Tour of Qatar:
Check out Heinrich Haussler’s Garmin Edge 500 data file from his sprint win on the second stage of the Tour of Qatar. Haussler also took over the sprint leader’s jersey. More photos from the Tour of Qatar:
Heinrich Haussler took his first win of the 2011 season, out-sprinting the field at the Tour of Qatar. His win puts him into the sprint leader’s jersey. Johnny Weltz dispatched this report: It was a short stage and not too windy like the first stage. A lot of teams who missed the break yesterday gave [...]
Check out Johan Van Summeren’s Garmin Edge 800 data file from the second stage of the Tour of Qatar, including 1,357 max power! More photos from the Tour of Qatar:
After a quiet start from the Sealine Beach Resort, the final stage of the Tour of Qatar wraps up with an exciting 8-lap circuit of the Doha Corniche. Watch for the racing to be hot for the coveted Gold Jersey up to the finish of the 121 km stage. Stage 6 is scheduled to start [...]
Ending on a strong note, the Argyle Armada lined up and laid it down, giving Hans Dekkers a healthy lead out for today’s massive sprint finish. Huub Duyn (above) leads Garmin-Slipstream in the final lap of today’s circuit race. Dekkers finished fourth in today’s final stage of the 2009 Tour of Qatar. “Since they won [...]
We don’t realize how precious life is really. Not often enough. It’s a grand ‘moment’ in time. It is full and it is fragile. And sometimes, for reasons we can’t explain, it can be taken away. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of our fallen comrade. He left us [...]
The longest stage of the 2009 Tour of Qatar, stage 5 starts at the camel race track and finishes at the Qatar Foundation outside Doha 147.5 km later. Expect another fast day with two intermediate sprints to liven things up. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 12:27 and finish between 15:39-15:58.
I’ve heard rumors that my teammates thought I was WAY overweight at our November team camp. So I’m here to explain a few things. First, I was super mentally cracked from the Olympics and from switching from track to road and not getting results. Second, when you take time off the bike, you get bigger [...]
A first for the Tour of Qatar, today’s particularly stunning stage starts in the Old Souq of the capital and finishes in the coastal beauty of Madinat Al Shamal. The 141 km stage includes two intermediate sprints. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 11:45 and finish between 14:49-15:06.
Stage 3 follows the northeastern coast of Qatar as heads south to the Doha Golf Club. The 137.5 km stage includes two intermediate sprints. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 12:45 and finish between 15:41-15:57.
Stage 3 was 141 km of riding in a construction zone. I’ve honestly never seen anything like it. If you had a giant sandbox and a lot of glue, you could do what they are doing here. At a certain point during today’s stage, I’m pretty sure I could see the curvature of the earth [...]
It’s windy as hell here! I think I have seen this countryside in a movie or two. “Star Wars” maybe with the sand people, or in “Tremors” with those man-eating worms. It is a sandy, windy, dust-blowing desert and we are here racing! A pretty crazy, and actually, a pretty awesome experience. Yesterday’s stage was [...]
Today’s fast stage heads north from just outside Doha to the beautiful Al Khor Corniche. The 134 km stage will be a fast one with two intermediate sprints. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 12:53 and finish between 15:44-16:00.
Cyclingnews reports on Team Garmin-Slipstream’s team time trial win in the opening stage of the 2009 Tour of Qatar. As the first to cross the finish line, Bradley Wiggins took the golden leader’s jersey. “There are some really important time trials coming up for us this year – the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France [...]
Six hours ago we left for our team time trial warm-up. Fours hours ago we celebrated with our first ever team time trial win in Qatar! Our strategy was simple: “Go fast!” Since I arrived two days ago – yes, two days and 36 hours of travel ago from Silver City, New Mexico – it [...]
The 8th Tour of Qatar opens with a 6 km team time trial that Garmin-Slipstream hopes to win this time around, taking the gold jersey from the start. Last year the team opened the 2008 season with a strong second place in the Qatar TTT. The first team starts at 15:00 and the last team [...]
Team time trial training video from Girona in January. Be sure to turn on the annotations. This is one of the team time trial exercises we did during the Girona training camp. Two days of training were completely dedicated to TTT preparation, specifically for the opening TTT in Qatar. We worked on finding the top [...]
Just shaved the legs for the first race of the year. The race is 6 km and is going to be very hard. We go from 0 to 60 kph in less than 30 seconds and hold it. My pulls this morning during a practice run were at 745 watts on the front. We each [...]
Qatar so far has been interesting. Along the highways we ride out and back that are part of the road courses, we’ve seen some “free range” camels, a lot of sand and an unreal amount of construction. Three-fourths of the buildings are being built; those that are completed are true works of art (see Ricardo’s [...]