Tom Boonen quits the Tour

Tom Boonen won his third consecutive stage at the 2007 Tour of Qatar on Wednesday after some spectacular echelon racing and chasing across the desert.

Boonen and Quick Step made sure they were in the decisive echelon that formed early during the 139km stage and then controlled all the attacks in the final kilometres before Boonen unleashed his trademark powerful sprint.

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