Brent Bookwalter http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30288/all en Cycling: Cavendish takes Qatar third stage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/cycling-cavendish-takes-qatar-third-stage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British sprint king Mark Cavendish won the third stage of the Tour of Qatar on Tuesday, claiming the contested finish on the 143-kilometre stage between Al Wakra and Mesaieed.</p> <p>The 2011 world road race champion fended off competition from Dutchman Markus Barry and Lithuania's Addis Kruopis for his second victory since joining Omega Pharma-Quick Step from Team Sky in the close-season.</p> <p>American Brent Bookwalter, winner of the race's opening stage, preserved his overall six-second lead ahead of compatriot Taylor Phinney.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/cycling-cavendish-takes-qatar-third-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brent Bookwalter Mark Cavendish Municipalities of Qatar AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:01:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746398 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Bookwalter wins first stage in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/cycling-bookwalter-wins-first-stage-qatar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US racer Brent Bookwalter of the BMC team won Sunday's opening stage of the Tour of Qatar, seeing off Swiss rivals Martin Elmiger (IAM) and Gregory Rast (RadioShack) in a sprint finish in tricky, windy conditions.</p> <p>The 28-year-old from Albuquerque edged home for his first professional win after a 145km ride from Katara to Dukhan Beach which saw the riders dogged by Shamal, a strong northerly wind which provided an additional challenge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/cycling-bookwalter-wins-first-stage-qatar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brent Bookwalter AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750818 at http://www.globalpost.com