Hosking wins final stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar

Worrack wins the overall classification

Chloe Hosking saved Wiggle-High5’s Ladies Tour of Qatar, and laid down a marker for October’s World Championships for good measure with a sprint win on Doha’s Corniche, while Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM) finished safely in the main peloton to secure final overall victory.

Worrack carried a lead of 17 seconds into the day’s stage, but a concerted attack on her gold jersey from her nearest challengers, the Boels-Dolmans’ duo of Romy Kasper and Ellen van Dijk (Boels Dolmans) never truly materialised.

Van Dijk picked up the bonus seconds at the first intermediate sprint to cement her place on the third step of the podium, while Worrack – marshalled throughout by a praetorian guard that included Tiffany Cromwell, Italian champion Elena Cecchini and Lisa Brennauer – never allowed Kasper out of sight.

“We didn’t know what to expect because the gaps were not so big,” Worrack said afterwards. “We thought they would attack a lot more and we would have to do something and work more, but it was ok today.”

A bunch finish was an inevitability and in Qatar over the years, the odds-on favourite in such circumstances has traditionally been Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products), but on this occasion the Dutchwoman had to yield to Hosking, who delivered a pitch-perfect sprint to claim the stage, after her Wiggle-High5 team had taken command of proceedings on the final two laps of the finishing circuit.

Hosking outgunned Wild in the final 200 metres, while Monique van de Ree (Lares-Waowdeals) held off Anouska Koster (RaboLiv) and Shelley Olds (Cylance) to take third place.

For Hosking, such a consistent performer in this race over the years, it was her second stage win at the Ladies Tour of Qatar after winning on the opening leg in 2013. It also put a different slant on what had been a frustrating week both for the Australian, whose results hadn’t reflected her condition entering the race.

“I think we had to redeem ourselves for the rest of the tour so it’s a big satisfaction for me to cross the line first today. My team were absolutely phenomenal on the last two laps, so I’m very pleased,” Hosking said.

It was an important win for her Wiggle-High5 team, too, given that the galacticos of the women’s peloton, whose line-up here in Qatar included Elisa Longo Borghini and Emma Johansson, had failed to make the race-deciding split that formed in the opening two kilometres of stage 3.

“I think we all had to work really hard yesterday – I don’t think I’ve ever worked harder in a bike race and it wasn’t even for the win,” Hosking said. “My legs were a bit sore today, my butt was a bit sore, and I really wasn’t sure how I was feeling, but the team said they’d ride for me today. And I’m a sprinter – as soon as I get a smell of the line it’s all go.”

How it happened 

The day’s stage saw the peloton make the short trek from Qatar’s sports hub the Aspire Centre to a 5.5-kilometre finishing circuit along Doha’s seafront, and the proceedings were animated by a solo effort by Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare).

The American had hoped for company when she forged clear at the midway point, but after realising that no reinforcements were arriving – Anna Trevisi (Alé Cipollini) and Yixian Pu (China Chongming-Liv) later tried and failed to bridge across – she gamely continued her effort, establishing a maximum advantage of 1:30 over the peloton with a little over three laps remaining.

“When it went up to a minute, I thought I had a pretty good chance and I tried to stay steady and consistent. I had confidence in the work I’d put in,” Rivera told Cyclingnews afterwards. “I tried my best and I wanted to prove myself today.”

As the pace ratcheted up in the final 15 kilometres, however, Rivera’s advantage gradually began to recede, and she was eventually swept up by the bunch shortly after taking the bell for the final lap. From there, a determined delegation from Wiggle-High5, with Johansson especially to the fore, took over, laying the groundwork for Hosking, though the week would ultimately belong to Worrack and Canyon-SRAM.

“We are really, really happy because it’s the first tour of the season and we didn’t know what to expect,” Worrack said as shadows lengthened on the Corniche. “It was a really great team performance, and really exciting for the year to come.”

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High51:46:09 
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products  
3Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
4Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
5Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
6Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
7Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia  
8Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy  
9Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
10Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
11Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
12Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
13Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
14Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
15Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
16Roxane Fournier (Fra) France  
17Eileen Roe (GBr) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
18Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
19Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
20Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
21Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
22Diana Penuela Martinez (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
23Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Australia  
24Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
25Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
26Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5  
27Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
28Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
29Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) Italy  
30Chloe Mc Conville (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
31Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
32Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
33Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
34Yue Bai (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
35Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
36Fanny Riberot (Fra) France  
37Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
38Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Italy  
39Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5  
40Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
41Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Italy  
42Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
43Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur  
44Shara Gillow (Aus) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
45Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
46Elise Delzenne (Fra) France  
47Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
48Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
49Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:00:09 
50Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia  
51Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
52Anna Stricker (Ita) Italy  
53Lucinda Brand (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
54Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
55Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
56Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
57Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
58Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
59Yixian Pu (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
60Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
61Xue Sun (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
62Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini  
63Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
64Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
65Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
66Annie Ewart (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
67Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
68Mieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
69Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
70Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
71Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:26 
72Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:00:32 
73Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:36 
74Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products0:00:44 
75Lauren Tamayo (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:04 
76Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
77Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur0:01:27 
78Hayley Simmonds (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:04:36 
79Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
Sprint 1, km.27
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 pts
2Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team2 
3Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Sprint 2, km. 55
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team3 pts
2Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini2 
3Yixian Pu (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High515 pts
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products12 
3Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team9 
4Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team7 
5Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling6 
6Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini5 
7Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia4 
8Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy3 
9Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
10Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team1:46:09 
2Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy  
3Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
4Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Australia  
5Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) Italy  
6Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
7Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
8Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Italy  
9Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
11Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:09 
12Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
13Anna Stricker (Ita) Italy  
14Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
15Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
16Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
17Annie Ewart (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
18Mieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
19Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
20Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:26 
21Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:00:32 
22Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur0:01:27 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5:18:27 
2Ale Cipollini  
4Canyon Sram Racing  
5Wiggle High5  
6Orica - Ais  
7Raboliv Womencyclingteam  
8Team Liv - Plantur  
10Ares - Waowdeals0:00:09 
12China Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
13Cylance Pro Cycling  
15Hitec Products0:00:36 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing10:01:37 
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:17 
3Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:28 
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:43 
5Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:50 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High50:00:53 
7Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:56 
8Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team0:01:32 
9Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5  
10Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Australia  
11Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:50 
12Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing0:02:02 
13Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:02:24 
14Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:02:26 
15Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:30 
16Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:02:34 
17Shara Gillow (Aus) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
18Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:02:38 
19Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team0:02:40 
20Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:02:43 
21Lucinda Brand (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team  
22Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:02:52 
23Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:01 
24Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products0:03:17 
25Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:03:27 
26Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:03:31 
27Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
28Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:03:46 
29Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur0:03:54 
30Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:04:10 
31Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:04:21 
32Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team0:04:39 
33Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur0:04:41 
34Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5  
35Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
36Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini0:04:50 
37Annie Ewart (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
38Anna Stricker (Ita) Italy0:04:58 
39Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia0:12:45 
40Eileen Roe (GBr) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:15:32 
41Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:21 
42Yue Bai (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:17:13 
43Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:17:14 
44Roxane Fournier (Fra) France0:17:16 
45Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy  
46Chloe Mc Conville (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
47Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
48Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Italy  
49Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Italy  
50Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
51Yixian Pu (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:17:24 
52Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:17:25 
53Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
54Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
55Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:17:52 
56Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products0:18:00 
57Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:18:05 
58Xue Sun (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:18:30 
59Lauren Tamayo (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:18:37 
60Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:18:56 
61Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:20:30 
62Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:22:15 
63Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy0:22:21 
64Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) Italy  
65Elise Delzenne (Fra) France  
66Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:22:30 
67Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
68Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
69Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:22:47 
70Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:22:53 
71Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur0:24:39 
72Mieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:25:03 
73Hayley Simmonds (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:26:57 
74Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia0:29:59 
75Diana Penuela Martinez (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
76Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:30:08 
77Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:35:42 
78Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:41:16 
79Fanny Riberot (Fra) France0:45:55 
DNFLeth Julie Hpu  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products43 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High527 
3Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam25 
4Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing18 
5Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team18 
6Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge17 
7Shelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling17 
8Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Australia13 
9Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team13 
10Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam12 
11Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini12 
12Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge11 
13Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge11 
14Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam10 
15Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High59 
16Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing7 
17Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini7 
18Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing5 
19Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Italy5 
20Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team4 
21Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia4 
22Yue Bai (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System3 
23Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High53 
24Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy3 
25Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini2 
26Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
27Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur1 
28Yixian Pu (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team10:03:09 
2Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Australia  
3Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:01:02 
4Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Raboliv Women Cycling Team0:01:08 
5Annie Ewart (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:03:18 
6Anna Stricker (Ita) Italy0:03:26 
7Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia0:11:13 
8Claudia Cretti (Ita) Italy0:15:44 
9Wan Tong Wang (Chn) China-Chongming-Liv-Champion System  
10Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Italy  
11Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:15:53 
12Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:16:33 
13Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:18:58 
14Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Italy0:20:49 
15Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) Italy  
16Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:20:58 
17Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:21:15 
18Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:21:21 
19Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur0:23:07 
20Mieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:23:31 
21Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:28:36 
22Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:34:10 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Canyon Sram Racing30:07:41 
2Orica - Ais0:01:22 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:27 
4Wiggle High50:01:43 
5Raboliv Womencyclingteam0:03:54 
6Team Liv - Plantur0:06:18 
7Ale Cipollini0:06:53 
8Hitec Products0:09:41 
11Cylance Pro Cycling0:33:44 
13Lares - Waowdeals0:37:23 
14China Chongming-Liv-Champion System0:49:07 


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