Armitstead holds her nerve in face of Hosking fight-back

Lizzy Armitstead wins stage 3 of the Tour of Qatar

Lizzy Armitstead wins stage 3 of the Tour of Qatar (Image credit: ASO/B. Bade)

Twenty four hours earlier Elisabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) had claimed she wasn’t within the sprinting elite at this year’s Ladies Tour of Qatar but after a comprehensive win on stage 3 - a win that moved her into the race lead with one day to go – the British all-rounder was forced to concede for the first time after a day in which she and her team once again proved their mettle, that she had underestimated herself.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.