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February 5/14 18:07 pm - Tour of Qatar: Stage 2


Posted by Editoress on 02/5/14
 

Amy Pieters wins Stage 2 in Qatar and takes over race lead

Amy Pieters (NED) finished off a perfect tactical race on Stage 2 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar to win the stage and take over the leader's jersey.

After Kirsten Wild's win of yesterday's opening stage and overall lead, the team were riding to protect the jersey and go for another win. The race split early on in the winds with Wild, Pieters, Julia Soek (Ned) and Sara Mustonen (Swe) at the front for Team Giant-Shimano.

As the race hit crunch time the front group started to attack each other and Pieters, Soek and Mustonen took turns to cover the moves and keep Wild out of trouble before the finish.

With just over 10km to go four riders went clear including Pieters who was in policing mode, with Wild sitting safely behind knowing that Pieters was the best placed rider in the front group.

These four riders pulled out a good gap and into the final kilometre she took her opportunity and sprinted clear to take the team's second stage victory of the race and maintain their 100% win record so far in 2014.

"Today was a beautiful display of team work," said coach Ruud Verhagen (Ned). "From the start a group 21 riders went clear with four of us up there, including Kirsten. They controlled it the whole race and with Amy in the final move we had everything in hand.

"We now have every jersey, both stage wins and first and second on GC - it's a dream start to the season and the ladies can be proud."

"I'm really happy to get my first win and continue the team's success here in Qatar," said a very happy Pieters after the stage. "With Kirsten behind me at the end I was allowed to sit on and wait for the sprint.

"You're always curious to see how the shape is at the start of the season but we've started really well and to get the wins early takes pressure off your shoulders. I hope we have a great year this year."

After the finish Wild said: "We were in a great situation today with lots of different cards to play, and in the end it worked out perfectly. I'm really happy for Amy."

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Results

Stage 2: Al Zubara Fort to Madinat Al Shamal, 112.5 km
1 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano 2:53:33
2 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team at 0:03
3 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 0:03
4 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) RusVelo 0:06
5 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano 0:27
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products
7 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS
8 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo all s.t.
9 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:31
10 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica - AIS s.t.
11 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS 0:37
12 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
13 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
14 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy
15 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - lululemon
16 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
17 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products all s.t.
18 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - lululemon 0:48
19 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:59
20 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano s.t.
21 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant - Shimano 1:28
22 Anastasia Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo 10:50
23 Aizan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo 10:52
24 Hong Yu Liang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling s.t.
25 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products 11:57
26 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia
27 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
28 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized - lululemon
29 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo
30 Elena Kuchinskaia (Rus) RusVelo
31 Roxane Fournier (Fra) France
32 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
33 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia
34 Celine van Severen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
35 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica - AIS
36 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products
37 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France
38 Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy
39 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
40 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France
41 Shelley Olds (USA) Ale Cipollini
42 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda
43 Michela Pavin (Ita) Ale Cipollini
44 Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France
45 Aude Biannic (Fra) France
46 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Italy
47 Alice Algisi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
48 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda
49 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
50 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
51 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS
52 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy
53 Fanny Riberot (Fra) France
54 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant - Shimano
55 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda
56 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products
57 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
58 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
59 Ni Man Song (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
60 Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
61 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini
62 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Ale Cipollini
63 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized - lululemon
64 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda
65 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy
66 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini
67 Marijn de Vries (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano
68 Marieke van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
69 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized - lululemon
70 Louisa Lobigs (Aus) Australia
71 Zita Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
72 Yuan Yuan Tian (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
73 Chloe McConville (Aus) Australia
74 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS
75 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
76 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini
77 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team
78 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia
79 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
80 Maeia Covrig (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
81 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
82 Emily Roper (Aus) Australia
83 Marion Rousse (Fra) Lotto Belisol Ladies
84 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products all s.t.
85 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy 12:06
DNF Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
DNF Isabelle Soderberg (Swe) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNF Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
 
GC
1 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano 5:03:28
2 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano at 0:07
3 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products 0:18
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 0:28
5 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:30
6 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica - AIS 0:31
7 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:38
8 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS
9 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
10 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - lululemon all s.t.
11 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - lululemon 0:49
12 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:51
13 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 0:53
14 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) RusVelo 0:56
15 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 1:21
16 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products 1:31
17 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy
18 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda both s.t.
19 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 1:53
20 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano s.t.
21 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant - Shimano 2:22
22 Shelley Olds (USA) Ale Cipollini 11:50
23 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 11:56
24 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France 11:58
25 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Italy
26 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Ale Cipollini
27 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
28 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team all s.t.
29 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS 12:02
30 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized - lululemon s.t.
31 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized - lululemon 12:51
32 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia
33 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia
34 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
35 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica - AIS
36 Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France
37 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France
38 Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
39 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant - Shimano
40 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda
41 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini
42 Marijn de Vries (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano
43 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS
44 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
45 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team all s.t.
46 Anastasia Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo 15:21
47 Aizan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo 15:23
48 Hong Yu Liang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling s.t.
49 Elena Kuchinskaia (Rus) RusVelo 16:28
50 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
51 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo
52 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products
53 Roxane Fournier (Fra) France
54 Michela Pavin (Ita) Ale Cipollini
55 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
56 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products
57 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
58 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda
59 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy
60 Alice Algisi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
61 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products
62 Celine van Severen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
63 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda
64 Fanny Riberot (Fra) France
65 Aude Biannic (Fra) France
66 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
67 Marieke van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
68 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda
69 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized - lululemon
70 Ni Man Song (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
71 Marion Rousse (Fra) Lotto Belisol Ladies
72 Chloe McConville (Aus) Australia
73 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini
74 Louisa Lobigs (Aus) Australia
75 Zita Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
76 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy
77 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia
78 Emily Roper (Aus) Australia
79 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team
80 Maeia Covrig (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team all s.t.
81 Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy 17:41
82 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy 17:50
83 Yuan Yuan Tian (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling 18:24
84 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products 18:32
85 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 23:11

 


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