The week-long Tour of Qatar began today with a team time trial. The new kids on the block, Team Sky, won it, taking an 8 second advantage over Garmin-Transitions. Team Cervelo was given a 1-minute penalty for pushing team riders.
Great to see Team Sky off to a good start. I look for great things this year from Brad Wiggins and crew, especially young Norwegian Edvald Boassen-Hagan (pictured below), who looks like a great all-rounder for the future.