New Tour of Qatar added to women's calendar

Organizers announced the first Ladies Tour of Qatar on February 8-10, 2009, close on the heels of the men's race set for February 1-6. The three-stage race will feature stage starts at the recently opened Museum of Islamic Art, the Qatar Foundation and the Camel Race Track. Fifteen teams, including five national teams and ten trade teams, have accepted the organisers' invitation and will take part in this inaugural edition. They will compete for 18,700 euro in prize money including 1,100 euro for the overall winner.

2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Sunday, February 8 - Stage 1: Museum of Islamic Art – Doha Shafallah, 94km
Monday, February 9 - Stage 2: Qatar Foundation – Oryx Farm, 110km
Tuesday, February 10 - Stage 3: Camel Race Track – Al Khor Corniche, 109km

Teams for the 2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar: Australia, France, Italy, South Africa, United States of America, Bigla Cycling Team, Cervelo Test Team, Columbia Women's Team, Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung, Giant Pro Cycling, Lotto-Belisol Ladies Team, Selle Italia, Team DSB Bank, Team Flexpoint, Team Vision 1 Racing.

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