Johnny Cantwell Sixth on Fourth Stage of Tour of Qatar

The 160 kilometer long fourth stage of Tour of Qatar from Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche was another windy affair on a flat stretch where a group riders initially managed to escape from the field.

In the finale, Team Saxo-Tinkoff went to the front of the field with a handful of other teams to haul the escapees back in. The many roundabouts resulted in quite a few dangerous situations but on the finish line there was no doubt about the result as Mark Cavendish (Omega-Pharma Quick Step) took another convincing win.

Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s Johnny Cantwell finished sixth:

”It was pretty crazy on the final three kilometers as the pace was picked up in the strong wind and adding the roundabouts, I was happy to be up there on the finish line. The rest of the boys did a fantastic job. We decided to go for me today and they were around me throughout the entire stage protecting me from the wind. Of course, I would have loved to pay back with a win but I couldn’t keep up with the fastest guys,” said Team Saxo-Tinkoff Aussie, Johnny Cantwell.