Ladies Tour of Qatar
Stage 1: Museum of Islamic Art to Dukhan Beach - Stage Details

ORICA-AIS have finished outside the top ten in the bunch sprint finish on stage one of the Ladies Tour of Qatar.

On a Tour known for it’s gusty conditions, the wind did not eventuate on the opening day of racing with the stage from the Museum of Islamic Art to Dukhan Beach never seriously threatening to break up.

Swedish champion Emma Johansson, in her first race for the season, was ORICA-AIS’ top finisher in 13th position behind Annalisa Cucinotta (Alé Cipollini) who claimed victory.

Sport director Martin Barras provides us his report on stage one action here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annalisa Cucinotta (ITA) - Ale Cipollini 2:28:36
2 Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) - Wiggle Honda ST
3 Marta Tagliaferro (ITA) - Ale Cipollini ST
4 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team ST
5 Shelley Olds - Evans (USA) - Bigla Pro Cycling Team ST
6 Trixi Worrack (GER) - Velocio-SRAM ST
7 Arianna Fidanza (ITA) - Ale Cipollini ST
8 Jolien D'hoore (BEL) - Wiggle Honda ST
9 Kelly Druyts (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro-Duo ST
10 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - Velocio-SRAM ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
13 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS ST
24 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS ST
62 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:08
65 Loes Gunnewijk (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:08
67 Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:08