The Tour of Qatar was the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step show. Niki Terpstra, a strong man known more for playing a supporting role, broke away to a stage win and slim nine second margin he would carry to GC victory. Tom Boonen arrived with form he has not enjoyed for many seasons, sprinting to two stage victories. As usual, our man behind the lens, Yuzuru Sunada, was there for every kilometer. The contrast of sand dunes, palm trees and shimmering skyscrapers to the cold cobblestones and narrow streets of the fast approaching start to the European season always results in stunning images. Enjoy.