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January 30/13 12:33 pm - Ladies Tour of Qatar Stage 2


Posted by Editoress on 01/30/13
 

Wild Hits Back

As is often the case in Qatar, wind was the main theme of the day's second stage. After three riders escaped in an early breakaway, the race favourites made the best of the cross wind to advantage. After catching the escapees, 9 went clear to Al Khor where Kirsten Wild captured her first victory of the year, claiming a record fourth stage win in Qatar. The Golden jersey remains on the shoulders of Chloe Hosking, who finished fourth today.

88 riders at the start. Dry and windy

Similar to a year ago, the 88 riders of the Ladies Tour of Qatar started off in windy conditions from the Camel Race Track just outside Doha for a 96km trip to Al Khor and its corniche. After just 6.5kms, China's Jiang (GPC) broke away and was rapidly caught by two other eager riders: Jasinska (MCG) and Cordon (FRA). While the pack had to deal with a strong head wind, the gap increased from 2 sec at km 20 to a maximum 8:50 at the first intermediate sprint (km 38.5) won by Jiang ahead of Jasinska and Cordon.

As the wind changed direction, blowing sideways on the peloton, nine riders powered away from the pack at km 39 including event leader Chloe Hosking (HPU), as well as former winners of the race Kirsten Wild (SKI) and Ellen van Dijk (SLU). At km 46, the leading three could still enjoy a 4:40 advantage on the golden jersey group and 5:15 over a bunch including Bronzini, Gilmore (both WHT) and Brennauer (SLU).

The second bonus sprint (km 60) was again claimed by Jiang in front of Jasinska and Cordon, while the favourites' group moved closer, 1:30 adrift. The escapees were eventually caught at km 63. Twelve competitors continued powering to the finish, enjoying a 1 min lead with 20 kilometres to go.

After Cordon and Jiang dropped out of the front group, nine riders could start considering the stage win. One after the other, the five Orica-AIS riders tried to break away but were caught on each attack. It would come down to a sprint! Despite being the only member of her team, Kirsten Wild captured the win, her first this year and fourth in Qatar, making her the record holder in terms of stage victories, one better than Bronzini.

Chloe Hosking captured a fine fourth spot on the line, keeping command of the overall standings. The Australian of team Hitec Products UCK however remains under the pressure of Elvin (GEW), 6 sec adrift and Wild, only 9 sec behind. Hosking also leads the points and best young rider standings.

Stage 2: Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche, 96 km
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano 2:38:54
2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - lululemon
3 Elen van Dijk (Ned) Specialized - lululemon
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS
6 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS
7 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Mcipollini Giordana
8 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica - AIS all s.t.
9 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS 0:06
10 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS 0:14
11 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team 1:12
12 Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling s.t.
13 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 1:30
14 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized - lululemon
15 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Italian National Team
16 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana
17 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team
18 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano
19 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
20 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
21 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
22 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italian National Team
23 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda
24 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano
25 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano
26 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized - lululemon
27 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano
28 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team
29 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-to the Top
30 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Team TIBCO-to the Top
31 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda
32 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK all s.t.
33 Roxane Fournier (Fra) French National Team 4:29
34 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda
35 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Rabo Women Cycling Team
36 Sara Grifi (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana
37 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
38 Li Na Shi (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
39 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-to the Top
40 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK
41 Janneke Kanis-Busser (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano
42 Kim De Baat (Ned) Dutch National Team
43 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda
44 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO-to the Top
45 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Italian National Team
46 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
47 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda
48 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-to the Top
49 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BEPINK
50 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized - lululemon
51 Marion Rousse (Fra) French National Team
52 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica - AIS
53 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
54 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK
55 Annelies Visser (Ned) Dutch National Team
56 Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized - lululemon
57 Giulia Donato (Ita) BEPINK
58 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team
59 Charlotte Lenting (Ned) Dutch National Team
60 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BEPINK all s.t.
61 Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team 7:42
62 Fan Li Shen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
63 Jessie Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
64 Lisa Küllmer (Ger) German National Team
65 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
66 Mieke Kröger (Ger) German National Team
67 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) French National Team
68 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
69 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
70 Valentina Carretta (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana all s.t.
71 Nel de Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer 7:46
72 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana 7:52
73 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana
74 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team
75 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BEPINK
76 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products UCK all s.t.
77 Anna Barensfeld (USA) Team TIBCO-to the Top 14:43
78 Madeleine Ortmüller (Ger) German National Team
79 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BEPINK both s.t.
80 Sarah Scharbach (Ger) German National Team 15:02
81 Tessa de Moyer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
82 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
83 Doris Schweizer (Sui) BEPINK
84 Eline de Roover (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
85 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italian National Team
86 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team
87 Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer all s.t.
DNF Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Dutch National Team
 
GC
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 5:02:33
2 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS at 0:06
3 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano 0:09
4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - lululemon 0:16
5 Elen van Dijk (Ned) Specialized - lululemon 0:18
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 0:19
7 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica - AIS 0:21
8 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized - lululemon 1:38
9 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda 1:50
10 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana 1:51
11 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda 1:52
12 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK s.t.
13 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Mcipollini Giordana 2:03
14 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS 2:13
15 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS 2:21
16 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano 2:28
17 Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling 3:13
18 Audrey Cordon (Fra) French National Team 3:17
19 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italian National Team 3:37
20 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Italian National Team
21 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized - lululemon
22 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
23 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
24 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Dutch National Team
25 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-to the Top
26 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Team TIBCO-to the Top
27 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
28 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italian National Team
29 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano
30 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano
31 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team all s.t.
32 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Rabo Women Cycling Team 4:41
33 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-to the Top
34 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BEPINK
35 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
36 Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized - lululemon all s.t.
37 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO-to the Top 5:01
38 Li Na Shi (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling 6:36
39 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda
40 Sara Grifi (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana
41 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
42 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) French National Team
43 Giulia Donato (Ita) BEPINK
44 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK
45 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda
46 Marion Rousse (Fra) French National Team
47 Janneke Kanis-Busser (Ned) Team Argos - Shimano
48 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-to the Top
49 Kim De Baat (Ned) Dutch National Team
50 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BEPINK
51 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized - lululemon
52 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Italian National Team
53 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team
54 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK
55 Charlotte Lenting (Ned) Dutch National Team
56 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda
57 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica - AIS all s.t.
58 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana 8:14
59 Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team 9:49
60 Jessie Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
61 Fan Li Shen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
62 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
63 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling
64 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabo Women Cycling Team
65 Valentina Carretta (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana all s.t.
66 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BEPINK 9:59
67 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Mcipollini Giordana s.t.
68 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Team Argos - Shimano 10:59
69 Annelies Visser (Ned) Dutch National Team 13:58
70 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BEPINK 16:50
71 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming-Giant Pro Cycling 17:09
72 Lisa Küllmer (Ger) German National Team 17:11
73 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) French National Team
74 Mieke Kröger (Ger) German National Team both s.t.
75 Nel de Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer 17:15
76 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italian National Team 17:21
77 Anna Barensfeld (USA) Team TIBCO-to the Top 24:12
78 Madeleine Ortmüller (Ger) German National Team s.t.
79 Sarah Scharbach (Ger) German National Team 24:31
80 Doris Schweizer (Sui) BEPINK
81 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) French National Team
82 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italian National Team all s.t.
83 Roxane Fournier (Fra) French National Team 25:13
84 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 28:36
85 Tessa de Moyer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer 35:46
86 Eline de Roover (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer
87 Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Bioracer both s.t.

 


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