German Trixi Worrack and her Canyon-SRAM team are off to a good start with a win at Ladies Tour of Qatar.
Kirsten Wild sprints to her 10th career stage win at the Ladies Tour of Qatar in Doha.
Emma Johansson has used Shimano for 10 years and continues to use it as a member of Wiggle High5, which is sponsored by Campagnolo.
Shelley Olds finds new motivation for 2015 after successful Ladies Tour of Qatar with team Bigla
Armitstead becomes first Briton to win the Ladies Tour of Qatar, but she's quick to credit her Dutch team's support and experience
Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is coming into the 2015 season with red-hot form and lofty ambitions to win some of cycling's biggest races
Armitstead notches her first win of the season in a bunch sprint, and thanks to time bonuses, she's at the top of the GC standings in Qatar
The American squad is down two riders, one to an illness and another to injuries suffered in a crash
Ellen Van Dijk seizes the overall lead at Ladies Tour of Qatar with a solo victory after attacking in the final kilometer of racing
Alé-Cipollini's Cucinotta wins a bunch sprint on the first day of the Qatar race, claiming the overall lead
Qatar hopes its expanding sports programs and events, such as the Ladies Tour of Qatar, will give it a shot at the Olympics
Dutchwoman snags a third stage in four days and her fourth overall title
Giant-Shimano rider assumes the overall lead from teammate Kirsten Wild after late attack
Dutchwoman returns to her winning ways in Qatar
Women's racing is off to a good start for 2013, but athletes and directors say there's more to be done
Wild won the inaugural race in 2009 and defended her title in 2010. En route to her third crown she has won six stages
Bronzini hopes to bring both experience and her "Italian style" to the new British squad
WIld confident Argos-Shimano can deliver her to a third overall victory
Olds, Small, and Barensfeld debut new team colors in Doha this week
Two-time Qatar champ wins second stage
1. Judith ARNDT , (GER) Gew, in 8:00:44 2. Trixi WORRACK , (GER) Slu, +6 3. Kirsten WILD , (NED) Ned, +2:06
Wind Brings out Wild
- 1. Monia Baccaille, Sc Mcipollini Giordana, 2:25:22
- 2. Giorgia Bronzini, Italy, s.t.
- 3. Rochelle Gilmore, Lotto Honda Team, s.t.
- 4. Ellen Van Dijk, HTC-Highroad Women, s.t.
- 5. Aurore Verhoeven, Gauss, s.t.
- 1. Ellen Van Dijk, HTC-Highroad Women, at 7:51:04
- 2. Charlotte Becker, HTC-Highroad Women, at 0:15
- 3. Iris Slappendel, Garmin-Cervelo, at 0:20
- 4. Adriana Visser, HTC-Highroad Women, at 0:24
- 5. Alexis Rhodes, Garmin-Cervelo, at 0:26
- 1. Ellen Van Dijk, HTC-HighRoad, at 3:06:51
- 2. Alexis Rhodes, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:00
- 3. Adriana Visser, HTC-HighRoad, at 0:00
- 4. Charlotte Becker, HTC-HighRoad, at 0:00
- 5. Loes Gunnewijk, Nederland Bloeit, at 0:00
- 1. Ellen Van Dijk, HTC-HighRoad, at 5:25:42
- 2. Charlotte Becker, HTC-HighRoad, at 0:15
- 3. Iris Slappendel, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:21
- 4. Adriana Visser, HTC-HighRoad, at 0:24
- 5. Alexis Rhodes, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:26
Italy's Giorgia Bronzini improved on her second place in stage 1 by winning the second stage and taking the overall lead of the Ladies Tour of Qatar on Thursday.
Lithuania’s Raissa Lelivyte won the opening stage of the second annual Ladies Tour of Qatar on Wednesday. The 20-year-old with the Italian Safi-Pasta Zara Manhattan team out sprinted a 30-woman pack at the end of the 104km stage from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to Al Khor Corniche.
Two days after the end of the men's Tour of Qatar, the first women's event began with a 94-kilometer stage that started at the Islamic Art Museum in Doha and finished at Doha Shafallah. Italian national team member Giorgia Bronzini won by outsprinting Dutch riders Kirsten Wild and Ellen Van Dijk. The silver points’ jersey went to Wild while Van Dijk becomes the best young rider of the event. [nid:87443]