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3rd Doha International GP - 1.1

Doha, Qatar, January 27, 2006

2005 Results    Results    Past winners

Boonen opens his account early in '06

Tom Boonen (Quick.Step-Innergetic)
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In his first major race as world champion, Quick Step's Tom Boonen won the 108-kilometre Doha International Grand Prix held in Qatar, clearly beating Phonak's Robert Hunter and Milram's Erik Zabel in the final sprint. It was Zabel's debut for the Milram squad, and the veteran German sprinter took a solid third place after plenty of six-day racing in the off-season. It was Boonen's first victory with the rainbow jersey, and chances are that it won't be the young Belgian's last in 2006.

"Today everybody has seen a great team," explained Boonen at the finish. "Our team is really strong and united - this means that we have worked well during the winter and the training camp in Calpe."

Boonen had tried his luck with an attack midway through the race after his team had used the strong crosswinds to break the peloton in two. Boonen hit the last kilometre with teammates Matteo Tosatto and Steven De Jongh putting him in the best position to launch his powerful sprint, and it worked. "It was a beautiful team victory today," said a happy Boonen after the finish. "When you win on the first occasion, everything is alright and the morale grows, even though we are aware that it's only the beginning of the season and the important tests are still quite distant," he continued.


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Results - 108 km

1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step Innergetic                       2.26.24 (44.262 km/h)
2 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                      
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 Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
8 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                         
9 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step Innergetic                            
10 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria                       
11 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux                      
12 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                              
13 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
14 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                    
15 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
16 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
17 Alexandr Dymovskikh (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                       
18 René Weissinger (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                 
19 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    
20 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis                                
21 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
22 Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Agritubel                                
23 Nick Ingels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
24 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                       
25 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                           
26 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel)                                     
27 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Ceramiche Panaria                        
28 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   
29 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
30 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team CSC                                   
31 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                              
32 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step Innergetic                        
33 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Agritubel                                       
34 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
35 Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Agritubel                            
36 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Française des Jeux                              
37 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                           
38 Paride Grillo (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria                              
39 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Ceramiche Panaria                       
40 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
41 Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                      
42 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC                                   
43 Camille Bouquet (Fra)                                   
44 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis                                      
45 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
46 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                         
47 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
48 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
49 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team CSC                                 
50 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                   
51 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
52 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis                                     
53 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                            
54 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
55 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                           
56 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Team Milram                                
57 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                      
58 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                           
59 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Agritubel                              
60 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                         
61 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                              
62 Tim Klinger (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                              
63 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
64 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Ceramiche Panaria                   0.07
65 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria                              
66 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                   
67 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                        
68 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step Innergetic                     
69 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                                        
70 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
71 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
72 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                                  
73 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                       
74 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                   
75 Stefan Cohnen (Ned) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                        
76 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
77 Jérémy Hunt (GBr)                                       
78 Felix Odebrecht (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                          
79 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                  0.10
80 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                                 
81 Luca Ascani (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                          
82 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step Innergetic                         
83 Martin Pedersen (Den) Team CSC                                 0.13
84 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                       
85 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
86 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                                    
87 Geert Omloop (Bel)                                      
88 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
89 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel)                                
90 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
91 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                           
92 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                                    
93 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
94 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.16
95 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
96 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                    0.22
97 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                       0.28
98 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                
99 Arno Wallaard (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               0.37
100 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step Innergetic                    0.45
101 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                     0.49
102 Martin Müller (Swi) Team Milram                                   
103 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Team Milram                              
104 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
105 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
106 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
107 Ben Johnson (Aus) Agritubel                                   0.51
108 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                                1.09
109 David Boucher (Fra)                                1.36
110 Erwin Thijs (Bel)                                      
111 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)                                 
112 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Française des Jeux                     1.42
113 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Agritubel                                   
114 Christian Leben (Ger) Team Wiesenhof-Akud                     1.44
115 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis                                1.46
116 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis                                       
117 Luis Laverde (Col) Ceramiche Panaria                              
118 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step Innergetic                    1.48
119 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step Innergetic                        
120 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                    
121 Martin Mares (Cze) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                        
122 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        2.04
123 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
124 Nicholas Roche (Irl) Cofidis                                      
125 Florian Stalder (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  3.15
126 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                               4.23
127 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria                       4.41
DNF Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank                                       
DNF Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                              
DNF Mathieu Heijboer (Ned) Cofidis                                    
DNF Gilles Canouet (Fra) Agritubel                                    
DNF Ilya Chernyshov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                          
DNF Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                       
DNF Alexey Lyalko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                            
DNF Alexey Zaitsev (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                           

Courtesy of Guy Dedieu

Past winners

2005 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak
2004 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) De Nardi