Tour of Qatar: Hammond takes first win in three years

Roger Hammond qatar stage 2 2009

A gutsy attack in the final kilometres of stage two of the Tour of Qatar has earned veteran Roger Hammond his first win in three years as well as the leader?s jersey overall.

The crucial development of the second stage came when gale-force winds had split the peloton on Qatar?s totally exposed desert roads. In a front group of around 14, Hammond was on the right side of the split and with five team-mates for company.

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