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Friday 24 November 2017

Bennett wins in Qatar

Sam Bennett, front, claimed the biggest win of his career in Qatar on Friday
Sam Bennett, front, claimed the biggest win of his career in Qatar on Friday

Ireland's Sam Bennett won the sixth and final stage of the Tour of Qatar on Friday for the biggest win of his career.

The 24-year-old Bora-Argon 18 rider finished the 113-kilometres route from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche first in a sprint finish ahead of Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) fourth.

Holland's Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep) claimed overall victory, six seconds clear of Poland's Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff-Saxo).

Team Sky's Ian Stannard was fourth and Luke Rowe seventh, while Sir Bradley Wiggins was 78th overall in his first major outing of the season.

Wiggins' major target before he switches focus to the track and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is the Paris-Roubaix one-day race on April 12.

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