Ladies Tour of Qatar - Race Overview

The first international race of the season beckons and the team is ready.

The Ladies Tour of Qatar, which begins on Tuesday, often plays out as one of the most stressful races of the season. The roads may be flat and straight but the wind is ferocious and is a major factor in race outcomes, echelons a familiar sight across the four-stages. 

ORICA-AIS sends a strong team to kick off their international campaign for the race where they have previously twice-won the team’s classification. 

They welcome Swedish champion Emma Johansson into the line up for her 2015 debut as she joins Gracie ElvinLoes GunnewjikAmanda Spratt and Scandolara who each have solid Australian seasons under their belt.   

Sport director Martin Barras previews the Ladies Tour of Qatar in his own words, here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elisabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 9:59:25
2 Chloe Hosking (AUS) - Wiggle Honda 0:00:12
3 Ellen Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:22
4 Trixi Worrack (GER) - Velocio-SRAM 0:00:29
5 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:30
6 Jolien D'hoore (BEL) - Wiggle Honda 0:02:26
7 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - Velocio-SRAM 0:02:29
8 Pascale Jeuland (FRA) - France 0:02:29
9 Amy Pieters (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur
10 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:37
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:30
10 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:37
11 Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:37
14 Loes Gunnewijk (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:51
45 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:14:22