Heinrich Haussler has won again, taking the third stage of the Tour of Qatar and a commanding lead in the overall classification. In another extremely windy stage early exclamation points for the coming classics were being added. When Boonen flatted with 40km to go, Garmin hammered in the final nails on his day, and Tom finished 3:02 back. When Cancellara was gapped due to heavy wind, couldn’t make the split, and came in 32 minutes behind, no comments were made, but notes were surely taken.
Stage 3 Top Three
1. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo)_____3:28:04
2. Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad)________s.t.
3. Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek)________s.t.