2011 Ladies Tour of Qatar

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2011 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Carte du tracé du Tour du Qatar féminin 2011.svg
Route of the 2011 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Race details
Dates 2–4 February 2011
Stages 3
Distance 291.4 km (181.1 mi)
Winning time 7h 51' 04" (37.116 km/h or 23.063 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Ellen van Dijk (the Netherlands) (HTC-Highroad Women)
Second  Charlotte Becker (Germany) (HTC-Highroad Women)
Third  Iris Slappendel (the Netherlands) (Garmin-Cervélo)

Points  Ellen van Dijk (the Netherlands) (HTC-Highroad Women)
Youth  Ellen van Dijk (the Netherlands) (HTC-Highroad Women)
Team HTC-Highroad Women
2010
2012

The 2011 Ladies Tour of Qatar (2–4 February 2011, Qatar) was the third running of the Ladies Tour of Qatar cycling stage race. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) rated it as 'category 2.1'.

Teams[edit]

The peloton numbered eighty-nine riders from fifteen teams. There were nine UCI teams and six national teams. Fourteen teams had six riders. One team had five riders. The teams that participated in the tour were:

UCI teams National teams
Gauss United States of America
Giant Pro Cycling Australia
Lotto-Honda Germany
SC Mcipollini Giordana Italy
Skil-Koga Cycling Team France
Nederland Bloeit Netherlands
Vaiano Solaristech
Specialized–Lululemon
Garmin-Cervélo

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

2 February 2011 – Camelodrome to Dukhan, 104.5 km (64.9 mi)[1]

The first stage began in fine weather at 12.30 pm. Rochelle Gilmore (Australia) of Lotto Honda won the stage, the points standings and the gold jersey with a 5 second advantage over Giorgia Bronzini (Italy). Veronica Andréasson (Sweden) made a break at 54 km after the second intermediate sprint and held the lead for 3 km. 25 km from the finish, Valentina Bastianelli made an unsuccessful break. 5 km from the finish, the peloton remained bunched. On reaching a slight uphill portion near Dukhan, a group of twelve riders broke away to reach the finish 15 seconds before the main group. Hosking won the 'best young rider' class for the stage.[2]

Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team 2h 19' 07"
2  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy s.t.
3  Chloe Hosking (AUS) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
4  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
5  Lucy Martin (GBR) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
6  Martine Bras (NED) Netherlands s.t.
7  Rossella Callovi (ITA) SC Mcipollini Giordana s.t.
8  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
9  Suzanne de Goede (NED) Skil-Koga Cycling Team s.t.
10  Noemi Cantele (ITA) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team 2h 18' 53"
2  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy +5"
3  Chloe Hosking (AUS) HTC-Highroad Women +10"
4  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women +13"
5  Lucy Martin (GBR) Garmin-Cervélo +13"
6  Martine Bras (NED) Netherlands +14"
7  Rossella Callovi (ITA) SC Mcipollini Giordana +14"
8  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women +14"
9  Suzanne de Goede (NED) Skil-Koga Cycling Team +14"
10  Noemi Cantele (ITA) Garmin-Cervélo +14"

Stage 2[edit]

3 February 2011 – Doha to Lusail, 94.9 km (59.0 mi)[3]

The second stage was held in windy conditions. There was a headwind for the first 40 km. After one hour, the riders had covered only 26.6 km. HTC Highroad raced best with three riders in the decisive breakaway. At 15 km, Bastianelli broke away and took a lead of 1 sec/km at 18.5 km. She was caught by the peloton at 25 km. At 36 km, following a crash, a group of eight riders broke away from the main group. The breakaway group included four HTC Highroad riders (Ellen van Dijk, Charlotte Becker, Chloe Hosking (in the white jersey) and Adrie Visser); three Garmin-Cervelo riders (Alex Rhodes, Trine Schmidt, Iris Slappendel and Loes Gunnewijk (Holland)). The first intermediate sprint at 41.5 km was won by Van Dijk who was 45 seconds ahead of the main group. Hosking dropped from the leading group due to a mechanical problem. At 57.5 km, Van Dijk won the second bonus sprint by one minute and five seconds. In the first passage about the final circuit in Lusail, seven riders had a lead of one minute and fifty-five seconds. With one lap left, the gap increased to two minutes and fifty-five seconds. 5 km from the finish, Schmidt and Visser broke away but were caught at 2 km from the finish. Van Dijk won the final sprint ahead of Rhodes and Visser and took the gold jersey with a fifteen second advantage over Becker and a twenty-one second advantage over Slappendel. Van Dijk also led the points and 'best young rider' standings.[4]

Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 2h 19' 07"
2  Alex Rhodes (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
3  Adrie Visser (NED) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
4  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
5  Loes Gunnewijk (NED) Nederland Bloeit s.t.
6  Iris Slappendel (NED) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
7  Trine Schmidt (DEN) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
8  Alison Starnes (USA) United States of America +1' 84"
9  Noemi Cantele (ITA) Garmin-Cervélo +2' 02"
10  Valentina Scandolara (ITA) Gauss +2' 02"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 5h 25' 42"
2  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women +15"
3  Iris Slappendel (NED) Garmin-Cervélo +21"
4  Adrie Visser (NED) HTC-Highroad Women +24"
5  Alex Rhodes (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 26"
6  Loes Gunnewijk (NED) Nederland Bloeit +32"
7  Trine Schmidt (DEN) Garmin-Cervélo +32"
8  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team +2' 04"
9  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy +2' 09"
10  Chloe Hosking (AUS) HTC-Highroad Women +2' 14"

Stage 3[edit]

4 February 2011 – Al Daayen to Doha, 92 km (57.2 mi)[5]

The third stage began at the Al Dayeen resort with 87 riders. Megan Guarnier (USA) made a number of attempts to break away before achieving a lead at 28 km. At the final circuit, she held a 10 second advantage which increased to 22 seconds. At 47.5 km, she was caught by the peloton. At 65.5 km, with six laps to go, ten riders broke away from the main group. They included Nicole Cooke, an Olympian and Valentina Scandolara (Italy). The leading ten riders had a twenty-three second advantage over the pack at the second bonus sprint which was won by Scandolara. With four laps to go, the front group had made a gap of 32 seconds. As the pack moved closer, Cooke and De Goede broke away in the final 5 kilometers but their effort failed when the peloton caught them at 2 km from the finish. The final sprint was won by Monia Bacaille (Italy). Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) came second. In the standings, van Dijk who was fourth in stage three, won the race. She had a 15 second lead over Becker and 20 seconds over Slapendel. Van Dijk also won on points and also the 'best young rider' class. HTC Highroad won 'best team'.[6]

Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Monia Baccaille (ITA) SC Mcipollini Giordana 2h 25' 22"
2  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy s.t.
3  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team s.t.
4  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women s.t.
5  Aurore Verhoeven (FRA) Gauss s.t.
6  Sarah Düster (GER) Nederland Bloeit s.t.
7  Elke Gebhardt (GER) Germany s.t.
8  Pascale Jeuland (FRA) France s.t.
9  Noemi Cantele (LTU) Vaiano Solaristech s.t.
10  Marta Tagliaferro (ITA) SC Mcipollini Giordana s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 7h 51' 04"
2  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women + 15"
3  Iris Slappendel (NED) Garmin-Cervélo + 20"
4  Adrie Visser (NED) HTC-Highroad Women + 24"
5  Alex Rhodes (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 26"
6  Loes Gunnewijk (NED) Nederland Bloeit + 32"
7  Trine Schmidt (DEN) Garmin-Cervélo + 32"
8  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team + 2' 00"
9  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy + 2' 03"
10  Chloe Hosking (AUS) HTC-Highroad Women + 2' 14"

Leaders classes[edit]

Three jerseys were awarded. The leader of the general class received a golden jersey and first place in the race. The result was calculated by adding the cyclist's finishing time, after each stage, to time bonuses won. The cyclist with the highest number of points received a silver jersey. Points were scored for finishing in the top three in the intermediate sprint and for finishing in the top twenty in a stage. At the intermediate sprint, first received 3 points, second, 2 points and third, one point. The stage winner received 30 points; second, 27 points; third, 25 points; fourth, 23 points; fifth, 21 points; sixth, 19 points; seventh, 17 points; eight, 15 points; ninth, 13 points; tenth, 11 points; and one point for eleventh to twentieth place. The best youth (a cyclist born after 1 January 1987) received a blue jersey. The winner was determined in the same way as the general class.

Stage Winner General Classification
Points Classification
Young Rider Classification
1 Rochelle Gilmore Rochelle Gilmore Rochelle Gilmore Chloe Hosking
2 Monia Baccaille Ellen van Dijk Ellen van Dijk Ellen van Dijk
3 Ellen van Dijk
Final Ellen van Dijk Ellen van Dijk Ellen van Dijk

Final classifications[edit]

General classification[7][edit]

Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 7h 51' 04"
2  Charlotte Becker (GER) HTC-Highroad Women + 15"
3  Iris Slappendel (NED) Garmin-Cervélo + 20"
4  Adrie Visser (NED) HTC-Highroad Women + 24"
5  Alex Rhodes (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 26"
6  Loes Gunnewijk (NED) Nederland Bloeit + 32"
7  Trine Schmidt (DEN) Garmin-Cervélo + 32"
8  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team + 2' 00"
9  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy + 2' 03"
10  Chloe Hosking (AUS) HTC-Highroad Women + 2' 14"

Points Classification[8][edit]

Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 35 points
2  Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) Lotto-Honda Team 28 points
3  Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy 27 points'
4  Monia Baccaille (ITA) Lotto-Honda Team 15 points
5  Adrie Visser (NED) SC Mcipollini Giordana 13 points

Youth Classification[9][edit]

Rider Team Time
1  Ellen van Dijk (NED) HTC-Highroad Women 7h 51' 04"
2  Trine Schmidt (DEN) Garmin-Cervélo + 32"
3  Chloe Hosking (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 14"
4  Lauren Kitchen (AUS) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 29"
5  Roxane Knetemann (NED) + 2' 32"

Team Classificaion[edit]

Team Riders
1 HTC-Highroad Women  Ellen van Dijk (NED)

 Chloe Hosking (AUS)
 Charlotte Becker (GER)
 Adrie Visser (NED)
 Emilia Fahlin (SWE)
 Evelyn Stevens (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women elite ladies tour of Qatar, stage 1: Camelodrome - Dukhan." UCI 2 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Golden Gilmore." Ladies Tour of Qatar. 2 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Women elite ladies tour of Qatar (QAT), 03 February, 2011 – stage 2: Doha – Lusail." UCI 3 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Wind of change." Ladies Tour of Qatar 3 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Women elite ladies tour of Qatar. Stage 3: Al Daayen – Doha." UCI 4 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Gold, silver and white for triumphant van Dijk." 4 February 2011. Accessed 1 October 2012
  7. ^ "02 Feb-04 Feb 2011 – General classification: Camelodrome – Doha". UCI. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "02 Feb-04 Feb 2011 – General classification: Camelodrome – Doha Points". UCI. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "02 Feb-04 Feb 2011 – General classification: Camelodrome – Doha Youth". UCI. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website