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Ladies Tour of Qatar 2010

 

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Stage 1

Islamic Museum of Art -Al Khor Corniche , 103km

 

Race Writeup

It was windy for the first stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar 2009. The 89 riders took off from the Museum of Islamic Arts, situated in the centre of Doha, the wind was partly favourable on the first 45 kilometre of the stage. The first real efficient breakaway occurred after 34 kilometres when South African De Groot (MTW) took off. While the gap with the pack never reached over 20”, she was eventually caught five kilometres later.

 

Getting closer to the first intermediate sprint the pack broke up into several groups with all the main favourites, including title holder Wild, in the first bunch of 22 riders. Perfectly led out by her Cervelo team, Wild went on to win the sprint at km 45 ahead of Duster (CWT) and Van de Ree (NED). On the second part of the day’s stage, the leading group was to be caught by two chasing packs as just over 60 riders gathered together.

 

With just under 25 kilometres to go, Sweden’s Andreasson (LLT) managed to break away. Her effort paid off as the gap reached a maximum 40”. But facing a strong wind, the pack eventually caught the escapee at kilometre 82. It was then the turn of another Swede, Lindberg (RSC), to give it a go. Her attempt also ended rapidly. The second bonus sprint was once again claimed by Wild ahead of Visser (TCW) and Gunnewijk (ARC).

 

As the pack entered the city of Al Khor for the final showdown, a front pack of just over 30 riders led by the Cervelo team started preparing for the decisive sprint. And while many were expecting Wild to triumph, Raissa Lelivyte (SAF) powered to the line to earn her first victory in Qatar. The Lithuanian beat Bronzini (ITA) and Hosking (TCW) and captured the overall leader’s golden jersey with a 4” advantage over Bronzini and Wild.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Standing
Rider Team Time Gaps
1 WILD Kirsten CERVELO TEST TEAM 2h 45' 40"
2 BRONZINI Giorgia ITALIE 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
3 TAMAYO Lauren USA 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
4 BRAS Martine PAYS-BAS 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
5 JEULAND Pascale FRANCE 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
6 GEBHARDT Elke ALLEMAGNE 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
7 VAN DE REE Monique PAYS-BAS 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
8 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek NEDERLAND BLOEIT 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
9 HENNIG Angela ALLEMAGNE 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"
10 LIU Xin GIANT PRO CYCLING 2h 45' 40" + 00' 00"

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Standing
Rider Team Time Gaps
1 WILD Kirsten CERVELO TEST TEAM 8h 18' 39"
2 BRONZINI Giorgia ITALIE 8h 18' 43" + 00' 04"
3 LELIVYTE Rasa SAFI-PASTA ZARA MANHATTAN 8h 18' 56" + 00' 17"
4 GILMORE Rochelle LOTTO LADIES TEAM 8h 18' 58" + 00' 19"
5 BRAS Martine PAYS-BAS 8h 19' 02" + 00' 23"
6 TAMAYO Lauren USA 8h 19' 02" + 00' 23"
7 VISSER Adrie HTC COLUMBIA WOMEN 8h 19' 02" + 00' 23"
8 BROUN Kirsty AUSTRALIE 8h 19' 02" + 00' 23"
9 VAN DE REE Monique PAYS-BAS 8h 19' 03" + 00' 24"
10 DÜSTER Sarah CERVELO TEST TEAM 8h 19' 03" + 00' 24"

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