Friday, February 12, 2010
Farrar finishes strong at Tour of Qatar
Qatar—Garmin-Transitions rider Tyler Farrar finished the week strong at the Tour of Qatar stage race, barely missing the victory with a second-place in Friday’s final stage from Al Wakra to Doha Cornich.
The American was competing in his first stage race of the year, a six-day race on the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. After an early breakaway, it came down to a bunch sprint at the end of the 123.5-kilometer Stage 6 on Friday. Farrar finished just behind the day’s winner, Italian Francesco Chicchi.
TOUR OF QATAR
Stage 6: Al Wakra - Doha Corniche 123.5km
1. Francesco Chicchi (Ita), Liquigas-Doimo, 2:42:49
2. Tyler Farrar (USA), Garmin-Transitions, same time
3. Juan Jose Haedo (Arg), Saxo Bank, same time
4. Matthew Harley Goss (Aus), HTC-Columbia, same time
5. Jimmy Casper (Fra), Saur-Sojasun, same time