Niki Terpstra surprised at beating Bradley Wiggins in Qatar time trial

Niki Terpstra says he thought that Bradley Wiggins would 'beat everyone by 40 seconds' in the Tour of Qatar stage three time trial

Niki Terpstra on stage three of the 2015 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Watson)

Sky's Bradley Wiggins was supposed to win the Tour of Qatar time trial stage today, according the victor and new overall leader, Dutchman Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep).

Instead, reigning time trial world champion Wiggins placed third behind Terpstra and Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing).

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1