Mark Cavendish wins the 2016 Tour of Qatar

Alexander Kristoff wins the final stage in a photo-finish with Mark Cavendish, but Cavendish wins overall - Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Mark Cavendish wins the 2016 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite losing the sprint for the final stage by the smallest of margins in Doha today, Mark Cavendish won the overall at the Tour of Qatar. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) secured second place on general classification, taking his third stage win by less than a tyre’s width from the Briton.

Cavendish’s stage one victory coupled with his performance in Wednesday’s time trial, was sufficient to secure overall victory for the second time, after winning in 2013 with Omega Pharma-QuickStep.

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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.