Haussler delighted by first win in seven months in Tour of Qatar

Heinrich Haussler with Eddy Merckx, Tour of Qatar 2011, stage two

First it was Tom Boonen (Quick Step) on Monday, then it was Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo) on Tuesday: the Tour of Qatar is fast turning into the Tour of the Comebacks, as for the second time in two days, a rider who had an injury-blighted second half of the 2010 season managed to snatch a morale-boosting victory.

Like Boonen, Haussler had suffered from knee injuries after he fell in the Tour de Suisse, but a close-run sprint victory against Daniele Bennati (Leopard-Trek) on Tuesday's stage two of the Tour of Qatar finally put the Australian's lengthy win-drought to an end.

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