Mark Cavendish: Advice from Roger Hammond helped in Tour of Qatar win

Mark Cavendish says that Roger Hammond gave him advice on how to ride in the Qatari crosswinds the night before his stage victory

Mark Cavendish on stage one of the 2016 Tour of Qatar. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Today, in the wind of Qatar, Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first win since stage seven of last year’s Tour de France.

Placed with in a strong group of pre-race favourites, he out-sprinted the likes of Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), both previously stage winners in Qatar.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.