Boonen wins 4th stage, closer to 4th Qatar title



DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Tom Boonen edged closer to winning his fourth Tour of Qatar title when he grabbed the fourth stage ahead of Tom Veelers and Fabian Cancellara on Wednesday.

Riding under clear skies unlike the previous day, Boonen timed his sprint to perfection, winning the 90-mile stage at Madinat Al Shamal in the northern tip of Qatar.

Boonen also won the second stage this week and has won 20 overall in Qatar.