____________________________________________________________________

Home

Latest Additions

 Calendar 2012

Archive

 

About

____________________________________________________________________

 
   

Ladies Tour of Qatar, 2012

 

 

WCN quicklink >> Preview    Press Conference    Stage 1      Stage 1 Full       Stage 2     Stage 2 Full     Stage 3    Stage 3 Full   

                       

Previous coverage of Qatar Ladies Tour  >>  2012    2011    2010    2009

      

On this page >>  Write-up      Results      General Classification    Photos

 

 

Stage 3 - Wild wins final sprint, Arndt wins overall

Katara Cultural Village > Katara Cultural Village, 92.5km

 

Race Writeup

Judith Arndt (GreenEDGE) wrapped up a great start to the season for the new team. Finishing 4th on the final stage and having secured bonus seconds during the race, Arndt completed the event, 6" lead over Trixi Worrack (Specialised Lululemon) and 2’06 over Kirsten Wild (NED) who won the final stage and claims the Silver jersey for points. The best young rider of the race Chloé Hosking (Specialised Lululemon) top off a good result for the team who tool overall team honours. 

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.

 

Back to Top

 

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Kirsten Wild   Netherlands 2:38:36
2 Elen Van Dijk   Team Specialized Lululemon "
3 Adriana Visser   Skil-1t4i "
4 Judith Arndt   GreenEdge-AIS "
5 Chloe Hosking   Team Specialized Lululemon "
6 Giorgia Bronzini   Diadora-Pasta Zara "
7 Monia Baccaille   MCipollini Giambenini "
8 Jessie Maclean   GreenEdge-AIS "
9 Trixi Worrack   Team Specialized Lululemon "
10 Elena Cecchini   MCipollini Giambenini "

 

Back to Top

 

General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Judith Arndt   GreenEdge-AIS 8:00:44
2 Trixi Worrack   Team Specialized Lululemon .06
3 Kirsten Wild   Netherlands .06
4 Elen Van Dijk   Team Specialized Lululemon 2:57
5 Chloe Hosking   Team Specialized Lululemon 3:04
6 Loes Gunnewijk   GreenEdge-AIS 3:12
7 Alexis Rhodes   GreenEdge-AIS 3:33
8 Jessie Maclean   GreenEdge-AIS 5:26
9 Monia Baccaille   MCipollini Giambenini "
10 Elena Cecchini   MCipollini Giambenini "

 

Back to Top

 

Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>

02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_010
12_Qatar_Stage3_010
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_018
12_Qatar_Stage3_018
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_019
12_Qatar_Stage3_019
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_023
12_Qatar_Stage3_023
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_028
12_Qatar_Stage3_028
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_033
12_Qatar_Stage3_033
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_042
12_Qatar_Stage3_042
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_059
12_Qatar_Stage3_059
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_073
12_Qatar_Stage3_073
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_083
12_Qatar_Stage3_083
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_091
12_Qatar_Stage3_091
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_114
12_Qatar_Stage3_114
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_153
12_Qatar_Stage3_153
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_179
12_Qatar_Stage3_179
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_193
12_Qatar_Stage3_193
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_225
12_Qatar_Stage3_225
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_227
12_Qatar_Stage3_227
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_254
12_Qatar_Stage3_254
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_296
12_Qatar_Stage3_296
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_309
12_Qatar_Stage3_309
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_351
12_Qatar_Stage3_351
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_354
12_Qatar_Stage3_354
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_357
12_Qatar_Stage3_357
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_370
12_Qatar_Stage3_370
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_393
12_Qatar_Stage3_393
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_405
12_Qatar_Stage3_405
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_415
12_Qatar_Stage3_415
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_420
12_Qatar_Stage3_420
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_564
12_Qatar_Stage3_564
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_575
12_Qatar_Stage3_575
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_580
12_Qatar_Stage3_580
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_590
12_Qatar_Stage3_590
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_606
12_Qatar_Stage3_606
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_653
12_Qatar_Stage3_653
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_682
12_Qatar_Stage3_682
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_726
12_Qatar_Stage3_726
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_740
12_Qatar_Stage3_740
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_751
12_Qatar_Stage3_751
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_766
12_Qatar_Stage3_766
02_03_12_Qatar_03_Stage3_797
12_Qatar_Stage3_797

 

Back to Top

 

Want to contact WomensCycling.net? 

The WomensCycling.net email address is  NewsResults [at] Womenscycling.net

To contact the webmaster, the address is : Webmaster [at] Womenscycling.net

Type this address into the "To" line of a new email message in your email programme.  Replace  [at]  with  @

Back to Top

 

Copyright WomensCycling.net 2004 - 2012©