The 2010 Tour of Qatar began yesterday (or two days ago, depending on your time zone) and continues through the end of this week, with 16 teams competing. USA viewing options are limited (which is a polite way of writing almost non existent), with a one hour show on Versus almost two weeks from now on Sunday, February 21.
The current monarch, Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, began the Tour the Qatar in 2002, one year after overthrowing dear old dad in a coup. The emirate boasts wide, smooth roads that are great for cycling on, and the flat terrain favors sprinters.
Steve @ Steephill.TV is doing is usual fine job of posting race results and news links of the Tour of Qatar at his site.