Ladies Tour of Qatar
Stage 2: Al Zubarah Fort to Madinat Al Shamal - Stage Details

Bonus seconds and fifth place on stage two have moved Swedish champion Emma Johansson back into overall contention at the Ladies Tour of Qatar.

Whilst not to the extent expected pre-race, the second stage produced slight winds and as a result saw the first major splits in racing.

After less than 20km of racing the peloton was in three-pieces with a strong lead group of 16 riders, including four ORICA-AIS – Johansson, Gracie ElvinLoes Gunnewijk and Valentina Scandolara. Their advantage was two minutes as they entered the large finishing circuit.

Johansson managed to gain three bonus seconds mid-race but a further split in the front group caught ORICA-AIS a little off-guard and she was left alone to fight in the finish.

The 2014 world championship bronze medallist was good enough for fifth on the stage – the day’s work bringing her into fifth overall on general classification.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Ellen Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 2:39:21
2 Trixi Worrack (GER) - Velocio-SRAM 0:00:03
3 Elisabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:03
4 Chloe Hosking (AUS) - Wiggle Honda 0:00:03
5 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:03
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle Honda 0:00:09
7 Jolien D'hoore (BEL) - Wiggle Honda 0:01:57
8 Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:57
9 Amy Pieters (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur 0:01:57
10 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - Velocio-SRAM 0:01:57
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:03
8 Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:57
11 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:57
14 Loes Gunnewijk (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:57
37 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:11:09