Wild wins at Al Khor Corniche

Hosking and Van Dijk second and third

Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) showed her class in winning the opening stage of the women’s Tour of Qatar with a trademark sprint, marking herself with the same kind of form that has seen her take the overall victory in Qatar on two occasions previous.

The Dutchwoman broke away with six other competitors; Chloe Hosking, Trixi Worrack, Elen Van Dijk (all Specialized-lululemon), as well as three GreenEdge-AIS riders in Alex Rhodes, Judith Arndt and Loes Gunnewiik, and played her cards close to her chest until the finish.

With their strength in numbers, Van Dijk tried her luck to get away but took with her Gunnewijk and Wild and sat up. In the final 500 metres the riders again bunched together again with a sprint inevitable.

Wild was a level above in the run to the line, eventually flying to victory ahead of Hosking and Van Dijk, claiming her first stage of the 2012 edition.

Despite the disadvantage, and with the two strongly represented teams cancelling each other out, Wild came through to take the sprint ahead of Chloe Hosking (Specialized-Lululemon) and Ellen Van Dijk (Specialized-Lululemon).

Judith Arndt was GreenEdge’s top finisher in fourth place.

Wild’s win means she now holds the gold jersey with an 8 second lead over Hosking, with Arndt a further second back in third.

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands2:16:50 
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon  
3Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon  
4Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS  
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon  
6Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS  
7Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
8Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini0:02:16 
9Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon  
10Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
11Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
12Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
13Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
14Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women  
15Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women  
16Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
17Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
18Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
19Amanda Spratt (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
20Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant0:13:45 
21Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i0:13:52 
22Aude Biannic (Fra) France  
23Shelley Olds (USA) United States  
24Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
25Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
26Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands  
27Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
28Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
29Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
30Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
31Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
32Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany  
33Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
34Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
35Kendall Ryan (USA) United States  
36Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands  
37Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
38Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands  
39Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
40Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy  
41Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
42Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany  
43Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
44Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
45Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany  
46Audrey Cordon (Fra) France  
47Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
48Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
49Samantha Schneider (USA) United States  
50Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy  
51Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
52Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
53Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
54Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
55Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
56Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany  
57Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
58Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
59Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
60Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy  
61Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
62Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
63Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
64Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italy  
65Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) France  
66Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
67Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
68Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
69Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women  
70Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France  
71Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany  
72Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
73Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
74Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
75Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
76Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon  
77Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon  
78Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
79Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:14:00 
80Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States  
81Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 20120:14:01 
82Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands  
83Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
84Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1t4i0:14:04 
85Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
86Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy  
87Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy  
88Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home0:14:11 
89Coryn Rivera (USA) United States0:14:49 
Sprint 1 - Substation, 39.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS3 pts
2Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon2 
3Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands1 
Sprint 2 - Umm Thenaitain Farm, 61km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands3 pts
2Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS2 
3Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon1 
Finish - Al Khor Corniche
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands15 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon12 
3Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon9 
4Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS7 
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon6 
6Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS5 
7Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS4 
8Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini3 
9Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon2 
10Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon2:16:50 
2Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant0:02:16 
3Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
4Aude Biannic (Fra) France0:13:52 
5Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
7Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
8Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
9Kendall Ryan (USA) United States  
10Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands  
11Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
12Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands  
13Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
14Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy  
15Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
16Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany  
17Audrey Cordon (Fra) France  
18Samantha Schneider (USA) United States  
19Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy  
20Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
22Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy  
23Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
24Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
25Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
26Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women  
27Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France  
28Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany  
29Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
30Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
31Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon  
32Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:14:00 
33Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands0:14:01 
34Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
35Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy0:14:04 
36Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy  
37Coryn Rivera (USA) United States0:14:49 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Specialized Lululemon6:50:30 
2Greenedge - AIS  
3Mcipollini Giambenini0:06:48 
4Stichting Rabo Women  
5Netherlands0:27:44 
6China Chongming-Giant0:29:53 
7Skil-1T4I0:30:00 
8France0:41:36 
9Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
10Germany  
11Usa  
12Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
13Lotto Belisol Ladies  
14Diadora-Pasta Zara  
15Italy  
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands2:16:36 
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon0:00:08 
3Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:09 
4Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon0:00:10 
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon0:00:11 
6Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:14 
7Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
8Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini0:02:30 
9Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon  
10Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
11Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
12Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
13Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
14Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women  
15Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women  
16Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
17Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
18Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
19Amanda Spratt (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
20Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant0:13:59 
21Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i0:14:06 
22Aude Biannic (Fra) France  
23Shelley Olds (USA) United States  
24Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
25Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
26Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands  
27Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
28Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
29Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
30Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
31Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
32Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany  
33Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
34Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
35Kendall Ryan (USA) United States  
36Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands  
37Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
38Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands  
39Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
40Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy  
41Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
42Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany  
43Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
44Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
45Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany  
46Audrey Cordon (Fra) France  
47Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
48Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
49Samantha Schneider (USA) United States  
50Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy  
51Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
52Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
53Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
54Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
55Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
56Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany  
57Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
58Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
59Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
60Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy  
61Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
62Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
63Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
64Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italy  
65Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) France  
66Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
67Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
68Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
69Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women  
70Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France  
71Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany  
72Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
73Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
74Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
75Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
76Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon  
77Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon  
78Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant  
79Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:14:14 
80Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States  
81Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 20120:14:15 
82Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands  
83Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
84Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1t4i0:14:18 
85Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
86Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy  
87Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy  
88Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home0:14:25 
89Coryn Rivera (USA) United States0:15:03 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands19 pts
2Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS12 
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon12 
4Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon9 
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon9 
6Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS5 
7Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS4 
8Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini3 
9Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon2 
10Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon2:16:44 
2Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant0:02:22 
3Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
4Aude Biannic (Fra) France0:13:58 
5Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
7Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
8Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
9Kendall Ryan (USA) United States  
10Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands  
11Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
12Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands  
13Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
14Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy  
15Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i  
16Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany  
17Audrey Cordon (Fra) France  
18Samantha Schneider (USA) United States  
19Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy  
20Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara  
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
22Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy  
23Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
24Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
25Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
26Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women  
27Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France  
28Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany  
29Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women  
30Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
31Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon  
32Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:14:06 
33Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands0:14:07 
34Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
35Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy0:14:10 
36Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy  
37Coryn Rivera (USA) United States0:14:55 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Specialized Lululemon6:50:30 
2Greenedge - Ais  
3Mcipollini Giambenini0:06:48 
4Stichting Rabo Women  
5Netherlands0:27:44 
6China Chongming-Giant0:29:53 
7Skil-1T4I0:30:00 
8France0:41:36 
9Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012  
10Germany  
11Usa  
12Hitec Products-Mistral Home  
13Lotto Belisol Ladies  
14Diadora-Pasta Zara  
15Italy  

 

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