Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Qatar opening stage

Manxman Mark Cavendish takes his first win of 2016 for Dimension Data to lead the Tour of Qatar - Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Mark Cavendish wins stage one of the 2016 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish took his first win with the Dimension Data team on a typically windswept course at the Tour of Qatar today.

The Manxman rode his way into the leader’s gold jersey, taking not only the victory, but also gaining vital seconds with a first and second at the intermediate sprints.

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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.