Tom Boonen Wins Doha International GP
Hunter takes 2nd, Zabel 3rd.
World champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) took the win in the Doha International Grand Prix in the Arab emirate of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
Robert Hunter appeared satisfied with the outcome. ?This confirms for me that the winter training was very good.? He also thanked the entire Phonak team: ?Everyone worked on my behalf today.? Team CSC leader Stuart O?Grady did not finish high in the rankings as his chain broke in the sprint to the finish line ? so much for Team CSC?s excellent equipment.
Top 10 results:
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step ? Innergetic 02:26:24
2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak-iShares
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram
4 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto
5 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano
6 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
7 Robert F?rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner
8 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
9 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step - Innergetic
10 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria - Navigare