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February 2/12 11:09 am - Tour of Qatar: Stage 2 report and results


Posted by Editoress on 02/2/12
 

Stage two of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, competed in the same very windy conditions as on the previous day, saw two German riders triumph. While stage victory went to Specialized-Lululemon rider Trixi Worrack, the golden jersey changed shoulders with Judith Arndt taking command of the overall classification.

Different stage, same conditions. Although this time coming from the north, strong winds were again present for day 2 of the Ladies’ Tour of Qatar. Gathered at the start by the splendid Al Zubarah Fort, the 88 remaining riders (one non-starter: Brennauer (SLU)) knew that they would face another demanding stage.

Indeed, straight from the start, just after noon, the pack broke up into several groups as soon as the first kilometres. Like on the previous day, a group of 11 and then 9 riders managed to power away. At km 28, the group including Van Dijk, white jersey Hosking, Worrack (all SLU), Golden jersey WIld (NED), Duster (RBW), Guderzo (MCG), Arndt, Gunnewijk (all GEW) and Bruins (SKI) could enjoy a 28" lead over a first slim bunch of chasers.

The first bonus sprint (km 23.5) was claimed by race leader Kirsten WIld ahead of Van Dijk and Arndt, while their advantage grew to 45". That gap grew to a maximum 1’20 at km 44 as the riders had to struggle against a strong head-wind.

Eventually, as the riders entered the final circuit around Madinat Al Shamal, the leaders lost ground with the wind blowing sideways. At the second intermediate sprint (first passage on the line, km 78), won by Arndt ahead of Wild and Van Dijk, the gap had dropped down to 20".

The leaders were finally caught at km 85 and over 40 riders were bunched together again.

Despite several attempts, the pack remained together until the second passage on the line. At km 89, Worrack, Arndt, Wild and Visser managed to take off. Two kilometres later, the first two insisted and the gaps grew: 20" over Wild and Visser and 50" over the peloton.

With just four kilometres left, Worrack and Arndt could enjoy a 1’15 advantage over the first two chasers and 1’35 over the pack. Victory finally went to Trixi Worrack outsprinting her day’s rival and claiming her first success in Qatar while Judith Arndt captured the overall leader’s Golden jersey. Wild and Visser made it to the line with a 2’20 deficit while the main pack finished close to 3’ adrift.

After day two of the event and before the final 92.5km stage, Arndt leads the overall with a tiny 2" lead over Worrack. Kirsten Wild keeps command of the points’ standings and Chloé Hosking (SLU) remains the best young rider of the Tour of Qatar.
Courtesy ASO


Team Specialized Lululemon report
Worrack Wins 1st UCI Stage of 2012 for Lululemon
Trixi Worrack took the first UCI stage win of 2012 for Specialized-lululemon on Thursday, winning the second stage of Tour of Qatar from a two person break.

Worrack, who also made the break of the day on Wednesday in stage one, was able to make the break again in the famous cross-winds that make the Tour of Qatar what it is.

"I'm really happy with the way the team raced today," said Team Director Jens Zemke. "Yesterday we had three in the break but made some tactical errors but today they made up for it."

The Specialized-lululemon women along with the Green Edge team forced the race into the gutter from the stage start with the winning break escaping from the front group with 15km remaining in the race. Worrack and Judith Arndt went away with Adrie Visser and Kirsten Wild but were able to drop them with 12km to go and arrive at the finish line for a two-up sprint. Worrack won from Arndt and now sits in second place overall behind Arndt with one stage remaining.

"I'm really happy to win a stage here in my first race with Specialized-lululemon," said Worrack. "It's hard and fun racing here and we're really enjoying racing together."

Worrack's team-mate, Chloe Hosking wears the Best Young Rider's jersey and Specialized-lululemon leads the team classification.

 

Stage 2: Al Zubara Fort to Madinat Al Shamal, 101.5
1 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 3:05:37
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - AIS at s.t.
3 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1T4I 2:20
4 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Dutch National Team s.t.
5 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 2:49
6 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team 2:51
7 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
8 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
9 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
10 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italian National Team
11 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
12 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon
13 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team
14 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team
15 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1T4I
16 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
17 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon
18 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
19 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team
20 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon
21 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
22 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
23 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dutch National Team
24 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women
25 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
26 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
27 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women
28 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
29 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
30 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
31 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
32 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - AIS
33 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
34 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
35 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
36 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
37 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara all s.t.
38 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1T4I 6:13
39 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
40 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1T4I both s.t.
41 Aude Biannic (Fra) French National Team 13:20
42 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
43 Kendall Ryan (USA) US National Team
44 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara all s.t.
45 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 13:22
46 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
47 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
48 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dutch National Team
49 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Dutch National Team
50 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team
51 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara
52 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara
53 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara
54 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
55 Janine Bubner (Ger) German National Team
56 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1T4I
57 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team
58 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
59 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
60 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
61 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
62 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) US National Team
63 Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team
64 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
65 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team
66 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
67 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
68 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
69 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
70 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italian National Team
71 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) French National Team
72 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
73 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team
74 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italian National Team
75 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team
76 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team
77 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italian National Team
78 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
79 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
80 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
81 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
82 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) German National Team all s.t.
83 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1T4I 13:34
84 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon
85 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara
86 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women all s.t.
87 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 13:40
DNF Elke Gebhardt (Ger) German National Team
DNS Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon
 
GC
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - AIS 5:22:12
2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon at 0:02
3 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Dutch National Team 2:16
4 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 2:59
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon 3:00
6 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 3:06
7 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - AIS 3:06
8 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 5:22
9 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 5:22
10 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women 5:22
11 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 5:22
12 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women 5:22
13 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 5:22
14 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women 5:22
15 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 5:22
16 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 5:22
17 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 5:22
18 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1T4I 8:44
19 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 16:05
20 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1T4I 16:23
21 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 16:56
22 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team 16:58
23 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 16:58
24 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 16:58
25 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team 16:58
26 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 16:58
27 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team 16:58
28 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italian National Team 16:58
29 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 16:58
30 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dutch National Team 16:58
31 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team 16:58
32 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 16:58
33 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1T4I 16:58
34 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women 16:58
35 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 16:58
36 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon 16:58
37 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 16:58
38 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara 16:58
39 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 16:58
40 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 20:20
41 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1T4I 20:20
42 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 27:22
43 Aude Biannic (Fra) French National Team 27:27
44 Kendall Ryan (USA) US National Team 27:27
45 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:27
46 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team 27:27
47 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 27:29
48 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1T4I 27:29
49 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 27:29
50 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Dutch National Team 27:29
51 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 27:29
52 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 27:29
53 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27:29
54 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team 27:29
55 Janine Bubner (Ger) German National Team 27:29
56 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) French National Team 27:29
57 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:29
58 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:29
59 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27:29
60 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:29
61 Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team 27:29
62 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italian National Team 27:29
63 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 27:29
64 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italian National Team 27:29
65 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 27:29
66 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27:29
67 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 27:29
68 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team 27:29
69 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 27:29
70 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italian National Team 27:29
71 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women 27:29
72 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team 27:29
73 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) French National Team 27:29
74 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) German National Team 27:29
75 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) US National Team 27:37
76 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27:37
77 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dutch National Team 27:38
78 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 27:38
79 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team 27:38
80 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team 27:41
81 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women 27:41
82 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team 27:41
83 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:41
84 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 27:48
85 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1T4I 27:53
86 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27:59
87 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team 28:26


 


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