Kirsten Wild (Team Argos-Shimano) of the Netherlands won yesterday’s second stage of the women’s Tour of Qatar in a sprint finish from Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon) of Germany and Elen Van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) of the Netherlands.
The finale was contested by the eight survivors of a split in the peloton caused by a combination of windy conditions and attacking riding by the Orica-AIS team.
But their effort, coming with a perfect five-woman attack at about the halfway mark of the 96km stage from Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche, proved fruitless as they took several of the race’s fastest finishers with them.
The good folks at Global Cycling Network were there with video cameras rolling:
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 2:38:54 2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 3 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 6 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS 7 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giordana 8 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 9 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS @0:06 10 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS @0:14
Overall standings1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 5:02:33 2 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS @0:06 3 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano @0:09 4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon @0:16 5 Elen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon @0:18 6 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS @0:19 7 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS @0:21 8 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon @1:38 9 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda @1:50 10 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana @1:51