Tour of Qatar, Stage 1: A Windy Start8. February 2015 — Road Team
Four of the BMC Racing Team's eight riders made the front finishing group as the Tour of Qatar got underway to a wind-swept start Sunday. (©Tim De Waele/TDWsport)
Jempy Drucker, Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert and Marcus Burghardt all were part of the bunch that finished in the same time as stage winner José-Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team). Alessandro De Marchi was involved in a crash early in the 136-kilometer race and suffered a cut to his chin that later required stitches. He is expected to start Monday's second stage.
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View photos from the opening stage of the race.