Ladies Tour of Qatar - Race Overview

After a faultless start to the 2016 season ORICA-AIS travel to the Middle East for the eighth edition of The Ladies Tour Of Qatar running from the 2nd - 5th of Febuary.

Having twice won the team classification of this race the team will be looking to build on the recent successes of the Australian summer and carry their excellent form into the start of the international campaign.

Last year's edition saw Gracie Elvin place tenth overall in the general classification after four flat and windy stages, while this year's first stage provides a preview of the 2016 World Championship Road Race in October by using the same roads and route. Experienced Dutch rider Annemiek Van Vleuten will make her debut with the team.

"We have a great team here especially with the addition of Annemiek for the first time this season, she has been training well over the European winter and will be keen to show off her new team colors no doubt," sport director Gene Bates said.

Read the full report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Trixi Worrack (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing 10:01:37
2 Romy Kasper (GER) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:17
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:28
4 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:43
5 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:50
6 Amy Pieters (NED) - Wiggle High5 0:00:53
7 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:56
8 Anouska Koster (NED) - Raboliv Women Cycling Team 0:01:32
9 Chloe Hosking (AUS) - Wiggle High5 0:01:32
10 Lauretta Hanson (AUS) - Australia 0:01:32
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:43
5 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:50
15 Lizzie Williams (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:30
23 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:01
41 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:16:21
46 Chloe Mc Conville (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:17:16