Armitstead wins final stage of Ladies Tour of Qatar

Boels Dolmans rider secures overall victory

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) won the final stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, securing her position as the overall race winner ahead of Chloe Hosking (Wiggle-Honda) and Ellen Van Dijk (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team).

The win marked Boels Dolmans third stage win in the race, sealing their almost complete domination in the four-day women’s race. However they were pushed until the last by Wiggle Honda, who were looking to reverse a nine second deficit at the start of the stage and propel Hosking to an unlikely overall victory.

Hosking and her team found themselves in an even tough position at the first sprint when Armitstead finished ahead of the Australian to extend her lead in the overall.

However, Hosking fought back and narrowed the gap by taking the second intermediate sprint of the day after lone-breakaway rider Xiu Jie Jiang had been reeled in.

It meant that Hosking needed to win the stage and see Armitstead finish outside the top three places if she was to topple the British all-rounder from the top of the overall standings.

Armitstead made no mistakes in the finale, hitting the front after an excellent lead out from Chantal Blaak. Hosking pulled herself into content and onto Armitstead’s wheel, the pair head and shoulders above their opposition.

It looked as though Hosking would at least end her race on a high as she began to creep over the top of Armitstead but the Boels Dolmans ride just had enough to take the win, and seal her first stage race of the season.

Hosking finished second, 12 seconds down with Van Dijk at 22 seconds in third. Armitstead also came away with the Points jersey, with Wiggle Honda picking up the team’s classification as a consolation.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team2:24:15 
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
3Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio-SRAM  
4Roxane Fournier (Fra) France  
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS  
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
7Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy  
9Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
10Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM  
11Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
12Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia  
13Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
14Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
15Soline Lamboley (Fra) France  
16Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
17Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
18Fanny Riberot (Fra) France  
19Brianna Walle (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
20Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
21Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
22Shelley Olds - Evans (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
23Martina Alzini (Ita) Italy  
24Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
25Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
26Yue Bai (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
27Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
28Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
29Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
30Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM  
31Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products UCK  
32Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
33Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
34Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK  
35Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
36Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
37Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
38Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS  
39Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda  
40Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
41Anouska Helena Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
42Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
43Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
44Jiaqi Li (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
45Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
46Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
47Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
48Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS  
49Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
50Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
51Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio-SRAM  
52Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
53Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio-SRAM  
54Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
55Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
56Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
57Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
58Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
59Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products UCK  
60Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio-SRAM  
61Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS  
62Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda  
63Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Italy  
64Eugénie Duval (Fra) France  
65Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Italy  
66Alison Tetrick Starnes (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
67Alexandria Nicholls (Aus) Australia  
68Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
69Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Australia  
70Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
71Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
72Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS  
73Ya Nan Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:00:13 
74Miriam Bjornsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:00:20 
75Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
76Rossella Ratto (Ita) Italy  
77Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda  
78Doris Schweizer (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
79Georgia Baker (Aus) Australia  
80Joëlle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:24 
81Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:00:26 
82Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFXi Sha Zhao (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
DNSElisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
DNSSara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team3 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda2 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda3 pts
2Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda2 
3Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team1 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team15 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda12 
3Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio-SRAM9 
4Roxane Fournier (Fra) France7 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS6 
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team5 
7Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo4 
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy3 
9Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France2 
10Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy2:24:15 
2Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
3Soline Lamboley (Fra) France  
4Martina Alzini (Ita) Italy  
5Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
6Yue Bai (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
7Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
8Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
9Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK  
10Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
11Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
12Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
13Anouska Helena Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
14Jiaqi Li (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling  
15Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
16Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
17Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
18Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
19Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
20Eugénie Duval (Fra) France  
21Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Italy  
22Alexandria Nicholls (Aus) Australia  
23Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
24Ya Nan Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:00:13 
25Miriam Bjornsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:00:20 
26Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
27Rossella Ratto (Ita) Italy  
28Georgia Baker (Aus) Australia  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1France7:12:45 
2Velocio - Sram  
3Wiggle Honda  
4Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Pro-Duo  
6Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
7Ale Cipollini  
8Team Liv - Plantur  
9Orica - AIS  
10Optum p/b Kelly Benefit  
11Italy  
12China Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
13Hitec Products  
14Bigla Cycling Team  
15Australie  
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team9:59:25 
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda0:00:12 
3Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:22 
4Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM0:00:29 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS0:00:30 
6Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda0:02:26 
7Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM0:02:29 
8Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
9Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
10Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS0:02:37 
11Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS  
12Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:02:48 
13Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:51 
14Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS  
15Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:04:39 
16Shelley Olds - Evans (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:11:30 
17Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda0:11:33 
18Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio-SRAM0:11:37 
19Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo0:11:41 
20Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy  
21Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
22Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products UCK  
23Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
24Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
25Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
26Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
27Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio-SRAM  
28Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products UCK  
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:11:56 
30Soline Lamboley (Fra) France0:12:01 
31Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio-SRAM0:12:19 
32Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda0:12:39 
33Yue Bai (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:13:57 
34Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
35Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:14:00 
36Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:14:11 
37Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
38Brianna Walle (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:14:14 
39Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
40Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK  
41Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
42Anouska Helena Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:14:17 
43Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo0:14:19 
44Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
45Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS0:14:22 
46Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:14:31 
47Georgia Baker (Aus) Australia0:14:34 
48Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:18:28 
49Roxane Fournier (Fra) France0:18:30 
50Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
51Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia  
52Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
53Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
54Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo0:18:38 
55Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio-SRAM  
56Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
57Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
58Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
59Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda  
60Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
61Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:18:45 
62Joëlle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:19:02 
63Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:19:05 
64Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:19:15 
65Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:19:20 
66Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Italy0:19:23 
67Rossella Ratto (Ita) Italy0:19:43 
68Fanny Riberot (Fra) France0:23:31 
69Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
70Martina Alzini (Ita) Italy0:23:37 
71Jiaqi Li (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:23:39 
72Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
73Doris Schweizer (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:23:57 
74Alison Tetrick Starnes (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:27:29 
75Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
76Alexandria Nicholls (Aus) Australia  
77Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Italy  
78Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
79Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia0:27:41 
80Ya Nan Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:27:42 
81Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Australia0:27:49 
82Miriam Bjornsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team50 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda43 
3Shelley Olds - Evans (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team23 
4Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team21 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS19 
6Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM17 
7Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team15 
8Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale Cipollini15 
9Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda14 
10Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda14 
11Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini11 
12Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio-SRAM10 
13Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France8 
14Roxane Fournier (Fra) France7 
15Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo6 
16Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products UCK5 
17Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini4 
18Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling3 
19Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM3 
20Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS3 
21Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy3 
22Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini3 
23Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Ale Cipollini10:02:13 
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy0:08:53 
3Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
4Soline Lamboley (Fra) France0:09:13 
5Yue Bai (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:11:09 
6Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo  
7Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:11:12 
8Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK0:11:26 
9Anouska Helena Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:11:29 
10Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo0:11:31 
11Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
12Georgia Baker (Aus) Australia0:11:46 
13Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:15:40 
14Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:15:42 
15Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
16Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo0:15:50 
17Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:15:57 
18Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:16:27 
19Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:16:32 
20Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Italy0:16:35 
21Rossella Ratto (Ita) Italy0:16:55 
22Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy0:20:43 
23Martina Alzini (Ita) Italy0:20:49 
24Jiaqi Li (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:20:51 
25Alexandria Nicholls (Aus) Australia0:24:41 
26Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia0:24:53 
27Ya Nan Liu (Chn) China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling0:24:54 
28Miriam Bjornsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:25:01 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wiggle Honda30:02:00 
2Orica - AIS0:02:04 
3Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:09:03 
4Velocio - Sram0:11:00 
5Ale Cipollini0:15:21 
6Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:22:32 
7France0:24:25 
8Team Liv - Plantur0:24:44 
9Hitec Products0:33:51 
10Topsport Vlaanderen-Pro-Duo0:36:12 
11Bigla Cycling Team0:40:43 
12China Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:42:40 
13Italy0:46:32 
14Australie0:47:36 
15Optum p/b Kelly Benefit0:48:22 

 

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