Norway’s Alexander Kristoff won a sprint finish ahead of Britain’s Marc Cavendish for Tuesday’s second stage of the Tour of Qatar.

For the second day, the 135km stage was around the campus of the University of Qatar taking in the 15.3km circuit of the artificial island The Pearl, on a course prepared for the world road race champioships in October.

Dimension Data rider Cavendish holds the overall race lead by 5sec on Katusha’s Kristoff with Italian Sacha Modolo third at 14sec.

Wednesday’s third stage will be a 11.4km individual time-trial on the Lusail circuit, north of Doha. – Agence France-Presse

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