Hunt and Hammond move up in Qatar

Roger Hammond and Jeremy Hunt, Tour of Qatar 2011, stage one

Jeremy Hunt (Sky) and Roger Hammond (Garmin-Cervélo) made big inroads into the overall classification of the Tour of Qatar after taking part in the 18-rider day-long echelon/break that decided the stage.

For Hammond, the Al-Khor peninsula finish brought back good memories - it was here he won a stage of Qatar back in 2009 - and Britain's top cobbled Classics rider was satisfied with his efforts, which saw him take eighth on the stage and move to 13th place overall, up from 72nd.

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