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Greipel takes stage 5 in Qatar

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André Greipel has won the fifth stage in the Tour of Qatar. Jürgen Roelandts finished 3rd in the GC.

Greipel was the fastest sprinter in the fifth stage of the Tour of Qatar. The entire Lotto-Belisol team did a fantastic job to keep the peloton together for a mass sprint. Sieberg and Roelandts took the lead in the final kilometer and perfectly launched Greipel to victory on his Noah FAST.

With a few podium places in the other stages, and a third place in the GC for Jürgen Roelandts, Lotto-Belisol had a fine race in Qatar. Sports director Bart Leysen still sees room for improvement: "Jürgen Roelandts possibly should have been more cunning in stage 1 where he finished second. A day later he was third, Boonen was just too strong for him in the sprint. In stage 4 Greipel could have won the sprint against Boonen, it was a very close finish. So we could have gone home with three victories."

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