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Ladies Tour of Qatar 2012

Date range:
February 1- 3, 2012

February 02, Stage 2: Al Zubara Fort - Madinat Al Shamal 114.5km

Worrack claims stage two, Arndt moves into overall

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Cycling News
Published:
February 02, 2012, 13:22 GMT,
Updated:
February 02, 2012, 18:31 GMT

Team Specialized Lululemon and GreedEdge dominate

Trixi Worrack (Specialized - lululemon) wins the stage ahead of Judith Arndt (GreenEDGE-AIS), who took over the general classification lead

Trixi Worrack (Specialized - lululemon) wins the stage ahead of Judith Arndt (GreenEDGE-AIS), who took over the general classification lead

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Trixi Worrack of Specialized-lululemon won a two-woman sprint ahead of GreenEdge's Judith Arndt at the end of the second stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, but the German Arndt used her second-place finish to claim the overall lead. Former leader Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) finished third on the stage.

“Today was definitely better than yesterday,” said Arndt. “The final didn’t go our way yesterday. Today we put a lot of work into the race. It took a lot in the end to get rid of Kirsten Wild. She’s very dangerous because she’s the top sprinter here. In the end, it worked out.”

Arndt took four seconds at the intermediate sprints, and six seconds at the finish to move into the lead by two seconds.  Worrack picked up 10 seconds to move into second place.

The 114.5-kilometre stage between Zubara Fort and Madinat Al Shamal was marked by  a lead group which changed fairly constantly as racers fought strong winds.

“The lead group kept changing,” said GreenEdge sport director Dave McPartland. “There were different groups up the road throughout the race. We had Judith in the front for both intermediate sprints, and Loes Gunnewijk was up there for awhile, too. When Gunnewijk came back, Judith went up the road with the final move.”

Arndt and Worrack got away shortly after setting off on the final lap of the day. It was what GreenEdge considered a “perfect combination.”

“I had hoped Arndt would get away with Worrack,” McPartland said. “Earlier, she was in another move with Worrack that included [Kirsten] Wild (Netherlands National Team) and [Adrie] Visser (Skil 1T41). They’re both sprinters, so this wasn’t ideal. When Arndt went away with Worrack, it was perfect for us. As soon as the gap opened, I worked out that Judith would be the leader if the pair came to the finish together.”

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 3:05:37  
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS    
3 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:02:20  
4 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands    
5 Shelley Olds (USA) United States 0:02:49  
6 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:51  
7 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
8 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
9 Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
10 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy    
11 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
12 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon    
13 Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany    
14 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany    
15 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
16 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
17 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon    
18 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
19 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands    
20 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon    
21 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
22 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
23 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands    
24 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women    
25 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
26 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
27 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women    
28 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
29 Amanda Spratt (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
30 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
31 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
32 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS    
33 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
34 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
35 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
36 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
37 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
38 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:06:13  
39 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
40 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
41 Aude Biannic (Fra) France 0:13:20  
42 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France    
43 Kendall Ryan (USA) United States    
44 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
45 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:13:22  
46 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
47 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
48 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands    
49 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands    
50 Audrey Cordon (Fra) France    
51 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
52 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
53 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
54 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
55 Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany    
56 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
57 Coryn Rivera (USA) United States    
58 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
59 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
60 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
61 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
62 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States    
63 Samantha Schneider (USA) United States    
64 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
65 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy    
66 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
67 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
68 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
69 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
70 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy    
71 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
72 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
73 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy    
74 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy    
75 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France    
76 Tayler Wiles (USA) United States    
77 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italy    
78 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
79 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
80 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) France    
81 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany    
82 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany    
83 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:13:34  
84 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon    
85 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
86 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women    
87 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:13:40  
DNF Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany    
DNS Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon    
Sprint 1 - Al Ghuwairiya, 23.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands 3  pts
2 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 2  
3 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 1  
Sprint 2 - Madinat Al Shamal (first time across finish), 78.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 3  pts
2 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands 2  
3 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 1  
Sprint 3 - Madinat Al Shamal, 114.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 15  pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 12  
3 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i 9  
4 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands 7  
5 Shelley Olds (USA) United States 6  
6 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 5  
7 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 4  
8 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 3  
9 Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 2  
10 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy 3:08:28  
2 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
3 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon    
4 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands    
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon    
7 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands    
8 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
9 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
10 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
11 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:03:22  
12 Aude Biannic (Fra) France 0:10:29  
13 Kendall Ryan (USA) United States    
14 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
15 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:10:31  
16 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands    
17 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands    
18 Audrey Cordon (Fra) France    
19 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
20 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
21 Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany    
22 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
23 Coryn Rivera (USA) United States    
24 Samantha Schneider (USA) United States    
25 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
26 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy    
27 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
28 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy    
29 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
30 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
31 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy    
32 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy    
33 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France    
34 Tayler Wiles (USA) United States    
35 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
36 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany    
37 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women 0:10:43  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Specialized Lululemon 9:22:33  
2 Greenedge - AIS    
3 Netherlands 0:02:20  
4 Mcipollini Giambenini 0:02:51  
5 Stichting Rabo Women    
6 Skil-1T4I 0:05:42  
7 Hitec Products-Mistral Home 0:06:13  
8 Germany 0:13:22  
9 China Chongming-Giant    
10 USA 0:23:49  
11 Diadora-Pasta Zara 0:23:51  
12 Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:23:53  
13 Lotto Belisol Ladies    
14 Italy    
15 France 0:34:20  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 5:22:12  
2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 0:00:02  
3 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:16  
4 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 0:02:59  
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon 0:03:00  
6 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 0:03:06  
7 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS    
8 Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 0:05:22  
9 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
10 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women    
11 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
12 Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women    
13 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
14 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
15 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
16 Amanda Spratt (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
17 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
18 Regina Bruins (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:08:44  
19 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 0:16:05  
20 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:16:23  
21 Shelley Olds (USA) United States 0:16:56  
22 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 0:16:58  
23 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
24 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
25 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany    
26 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
27 Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany    
28 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy    
29 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
30 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands    
31 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands    
32 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
33 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
34 Roxanne Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
35 Lise Nostvold (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
36 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon    
37 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
38 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
39 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
40 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 0:20:20  
41 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
42 Yunyun Yuan (Chn) China Chongming-Giant 0:27:22  
43 Aude Biannic (Fra) France 0:27:27  
44 Kendall Ryan (USA) United States    
45 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
46 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France    
47 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:27:29  
48 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
49 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
50 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands    
51 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
52 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
53 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
54 Audrey Cordon (Fra) France    
55 Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany    
56 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
57 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
58 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
59 Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
60 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
61 Samantha Schneider (USA) United States    
62 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy    
63 Froydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
64 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy    
65 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
66 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
67 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
68 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany    
69 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
70 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Italy    
71 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
72 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France    
73 Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) France    
74 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany    
75 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States 0:27:37  
76 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
77 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands 0:27:38  
78 Edith Vanden Brande (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
79 Tayler Wiles (USA) United States    
80 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy 0:27:41  
81 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women    
82 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy    
83 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
84 Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products-Mistral Home 0:27:48  
85 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:27:53  
86 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:27:59  
87 Coryn Rivera (USA) United States 0:28:26  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Netherlands 31  pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 28  
3 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 24  
4 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized Lululemon 12  
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon 12  
6 Adriana Visser (Ned) Skil-1t4i 9  
7 Shelley Olds (USA) United States 6  
8 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge-AIS 5  
9 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 5  
10 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 4  
11 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 4  
12 Jessie Maclean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 3  
13 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 3  
14 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 3  
15 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized Lululemon 2  
16 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized Lululemon 5:25:12  
2 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:02:22  
3 Dongyan Huang (Chn) China Chongming-Giant    
4 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:13:58  
5 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Netherlands    
6 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Italy    
7 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands    
8 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-Mistral Home    
10 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized Lululemon    
11 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil-1t4i 0:17:20  
12 Aude Biannic (Fra) France 0:24:27  
13 Kendall Ryan (USA) United States    
14 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
15 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 0:24:29  
16 Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands    
17 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil-1t4i    
18 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
19 Audrey Cordon (Fra) France    
20 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
21 Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany    
22 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora-Pasta Zara    
23 Samantha Schneider (USA) United States    
24 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Italy    
25 Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
26 Béatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Italy    
27 Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012    
28 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women    
29 Melodie Lesueur (Fra) France    
30 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany    
31 Katrien Van Looy (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:24:37  
32 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands 0:24:38  
33 Tayler Wiles (USA) United States    
34 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy 0:24:41  
35 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women    
36 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Italy    
37 Coryn Rivera (USA) United States 0:25:26  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Specialized Lululemon 16:13:03  
2 Greenedge - AIS    
3 Mcipollini Giambenini 0:09:39  
4 Stichting Rabo Women    
5 Netherlands 0:30:04  
6 Skil-1T4I 0:35:42  
7 China Chongming-Giant 0:43:15  
8 Hitec Products-Mistral Home 0:47:49  
9 Germany 0:54:58  
10 USA 1:05:25  
11 Diadora-Pasta Zara 1:05:27  
12 Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley 2012 1:05:29  
13 Lotto Belisol Ladies    
14 Italy    
15 France 1:15:56