Tour of Qatar: Boonen takes stage three

Tom Boonen 2008 Qatar

Tom Boonen took the 15th stage of his career in the Tour of Qatar on Tuesday, ousting Briton Roger Hammond from the overall lead. Mark Cavendish punctured close to the finish, preventing him from taking part in the sprint.

For Boonen a bunch sprint victory was the second high point of the day, after his team told him mid-stage that the court case against him in Belgium over alleged cocaine use had been dropped.

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