Sky Procycling's Mark Cavendish bags second sprint win in Qatar

Sky Procycling's Mark Cavendish bags second sprint win in Qatar

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2012 Tour of Qatar
Stage 5 - Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche – 160km
9 February 2012
Report: Team Sky
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Mark Cavendish made it two wins at the Tour of Qatar when powering to victory on stage five at Al Khor Corniche.

The world champion positioned himself perfectly in the closing stages and took it up with 200 metres to go before burning off his rivals for a clear-cut success.

Daniel Oss (Liguigas-Cannondale) was second, with his team-mate Peter Sagan in third.

Cavendish, who also landed Tuesday's third stage, has now won both sprints he's contested this season and as a result of this latest triumph has moved into seventh on the overall standings.

He is 1:05 behind overall leader Tom Boonen who continues to hold a 31 seconds advantage over Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda). Team Sky duo Juan Antonio Flecha and Bernhard Eisel are third and fifth respectively.

Full report on Team Sky website here.

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