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February 3/12 11:42 am - Tour of Qatar: Stage 3 report and final GC results


Posted by Editoress on 02/3/12
 

Arndt Claims Gold on Stage 3's Windy Loop around the Katara Cultural Village

The third and final stage of the Ladies' Tour of Qatar competed in windy conditions, ended in a bunched sprint. Like on day 1, Kirsten WIld powered to victory. But the star of the day was Germany's Judith Arndt who managed to keep control of her leader's Golden jersey and wins this 2012 edition of the event.

At the start of the third and final stage of the Ladies' Tour of Qatar, new Golden jersey Judith Arndt (GRW) only had a slim 2" lead over  compatriot and rival Trixi Worrack (SLU). In other words it would be a fierce battle between the two Germans.

Again, strong winds would make this final stage a very demanding one. While the pack was struggling against a head-wind all along the first half of the race, courageous Kendall Ryan (USA) broke away after 14 kilometres. Her advantage rapidly grew from 25" at km 15 to a maximum 3'25 at km 20.

The first bonus sprint (km 27) was claimed by Ryan while Wild (NED) was the fastest of the peloton ahead of Arndt gaining and extra bonus second overall. The gap had then dropped down to 2'. Just two kilometres later, Ryan only had a 1' lead. The American was finally caught at km 40.

A pack remained bunched for the second intermediate sprint (km 42) won by Arndt ahead of Wild and Gunnewijk. As the riders headed west and the wind blew sideways, the peloton broke up into several groups and 16 favourites gathered at the front. The leaders enjoyed a maximum 30" advantage at km 49 before being caught back at km 57.

The peloton remained packed all the way to the finish at a very fast pace due to the tailwind all the way to the finish. Decision was to be made after a bunched sprint. Like on day 1, Kirsten Wild (NED) prooved she was the fastest of all, capturing her second success this year. The dutch rider beat her compatriots Ellen Van Dijk (SLU) and Adriana Visser (SKI) to the line.

Fourth of the stage, Judith Arndt kept her Golden jersey and wins this fourth edition of the Ladies' Tour of Qatar. In the final GC, the German wins the event with a 6" lead over Worrack and 2'06 over Wild who claims the Silver jersey for points. The best young rider of the race remains Chloé Hosking while team Specialized-Lululemon finishes best team.

Courtesy ASO

Judith Arndt Wins Ladies Tour of Qatar

GreenEDGE-AIS' Judith Arndt won the Ladies Tour of Qatar today over Trixi Worrack (Specialized – lululemon). Arndt finished fourth on the stage and earned bonus seconds at both intermediate sprints to solidify her lead.

“With the team just starting out, this kind of success is terrific,” said Sports Director Rod McGee. “They rode really well over the three days. They showed us they were in great condition and really motivated with their wins in January. This win is definitely at a higher level with a bigger field and stronger teams.”

The third and final stage of racing in Katara Cultural Village began with strong headwinds.

“The girls were down to their slowest speed the whole race at the start,” noted McGee. “They were going under 20 kilometres per hour. Eventually, it changed to crosswinds, and when the field split all our girls made the front group.”

The team led out Arndt for the first intermediate sprint where she took the single bonus second on offer for third place. Worrack, who started the day in second overall, only two seconds down on Arndt, did not receive any bonus seconds.

The main group continued to split and regroup in the crosswinds between the first and second intermediate sprints. Arndt handily won the second intermediate sprint with Loes Gunnewijk gobbling up the seconds for third.

“Again, Trixi did not receive any time bonuses at the second intermediate sprint,” said McGee. “This was the really important thing. Judith now led the overall by six seconds before the finale.”

Arndt finished fourth on the stage won by Kirsten Wild (Netherlands National Team), ahead of Worrack, to take the race win.

Courtesy GreenEDGE Cycling


Stage 3 : Katara Cultural Village to Katara Cultural Village, 92.5 km
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Dutch National Team 2:38:36
2 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon
3 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1T4I
4 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - AIS
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon
6 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara
7 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
8 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
9 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon
10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
11 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
12 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon all s.t.
13 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - AIS 0:03
14 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 0:08
15 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 0:09
16 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
17 Aude Biannic (Fra) French National Team
18 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
19 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women
20 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1T4I
21 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women
22 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team
23 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
24 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
25 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant all s.t.
26 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1T4I 0:12
27 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
28 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1T4I
29 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team
30 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team
31 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1T4I
32 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) French National Team
33 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies all s.t.
34 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italian National Team 0:16
35 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
36 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
37 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team
38 Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team
39 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
40 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italian National Team
41 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home all s.t.
42 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon 0:18
43 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara 0:21
44 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara
45 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant both s.t.
46 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 0:23
47 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara
48 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
49 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - AIS all s.t.
50 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:30
51 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women s.t.
52 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara 0:39
53 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italian National Team
54 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - AIS
55 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italian National Team
56 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dutch National Team
57 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
58 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012
59 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team all all s.t.
60 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team 0:50
61 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
62 Janine Bubner (Ger) German National Team both s.t.
63 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara 1:04
64 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team 1:15
65 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
66 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team
67 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
68 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant
69 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dutch National Team
70 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) US National Team
71 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team all s.t.
72 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 1:39
73 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1T4I 1:42
74 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women
75 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
76 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Dutch National Team
77 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies all s.t.
78 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team 1:50
79 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 2:06
80 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team 3:07
81 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 3:29
82 Kendall Ryan (USA) US National Team 3:31
83 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 3:35
84 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) German National Team
85 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
86 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies all s.t.
87 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 4:32
 
Final GC
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - AIS 8:00:44
2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon at 0:06
3 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Dutch National Team 2:06
4 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 2:57
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon 3:04
6 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - AIS 3:12
7 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 3:33
8 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - AIS 5:26
9 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini
10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini both s.t
11 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 5:35
12 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women
13 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women both s.t
14 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 5:49
15 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - AIS s.t
16 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women 6:05
17 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 6:41
18 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1T4I 9:00
19 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 16:09
20 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1T4I 16:23
21 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 17:02
22 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara s.t
23 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 17:08
24 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 17:11
25 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team
26 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
27 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1T4I
28 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women all s.t
29 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 17:14
30 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team s.t
31 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team 17:18
32 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italian National Team
33 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
34 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home all s.t
35 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon 17:20
36 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dutch National Team 17:41
37 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - AIS s.t
38 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team 18:17
39 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 19:08
40 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 20:33
41 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1T4I 22:06
42 Aude Biannic (Fra) French National Team 27:40
43 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team s.t
44 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1T4I 27:45
45 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
46 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) French National Team both s.t
47 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 27:49
48 Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team
49 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home
50 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italian National Team all s.t
51 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:54
52 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara
53 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant both s.t
54 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara 27:56
55 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team 27:57
56 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 28:03
57 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1T4I 28:09
58 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara 28:10
59 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 28:12
60 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italian National Team
61 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italian National Team
62 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team all s.t
63 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women 28:15
64 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team 28:23
65 Janine Bubner (Ger) German National Team
66 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies both s.t
67 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 28:41
68 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 28:48
69 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara 28:49
70 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) US National Team 28:56
71 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dutch National Team 28:57
72 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team s.t
73 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team 29:00
74 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Dutch National Team 29:15
75 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women s.t
76 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 29:21
77 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 29:23
78 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 29:45
79 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team 30:20
80 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team 30:40
81 Kendall Ryan (USA) US National Team 30:59
82 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 31:02
83 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 31:08
84 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
85 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) German National Team both s.t
86 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 31:27
87 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 32:05
 
Team GC
1 Team Specialized Lululemon 24:08:51
2 Greenedge - AIS at 0:03
3 Mcipollini Giambenini 9:39
4 Stichting Rabo Women 10:06
5 Dutch National Team 30:55
6 Skil-1T4I 36:03
7 China Chongming-Giant 44:01
8 Hitec Products-Mistral Home 48:30
9 German National Team 56:13
10 Diadora-Pasta Zara 1:06:09
11 Italian National Team 1:06:13
12 Lotto Belisol Ladies 1:06:40
13 US National Team 1:07:04
14 Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 1:08:17
15 French National Team 1:16:26


 


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