Cancelled Tour of Qatar will 'return in 2018'

After the recent cancellation of the 2017 Tour of Qatar and Ladies Tour of Qatar, the organiser says that the races will return next season

Katusha on stage two of the 2016 Tour of Qatar.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Qatar Cycling says that the Tour of Qatar desert stage race will return in 2018 after cancelling the 2017 edition.

Over its last 15 editions, the wind-swept stages over Qatar's rocky desert peninsula became an important for cyclists building towards the classics. It received WorldTour status for 2017.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.