Monia Baccaille (MCipollini-Giordana) claimed the final stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar in a thrilling sprint finish. It was very much an Italian affair in Doha, as Baccaille beat world champion Giorgia Bronzini into second place.
Ellen Van Dijk's (HTC-Highroad) fourth place finish was enough to seal her overall victory in the event.
Van Dijk’s HTC-Highroad team controlled the stage and despite letting a group of ten up the road and a state of confusion when the bunch took a wrong turn on the course, the peloton regrouped with Baccaille taking the win.
Van Dijk ended the race with the overall win, as well as jerseys for best young rider and the points classification. HTC-Highroad won the team classification.