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Ladies Tour of Qatar 2015 Stage 2



Ellen van Dijk (Boels Dolmans) claimed stage 2 in this year’s Ladies Tour  of Qatar today, after powering her way clear of a six-woman lead group, to beat Trixi Worrack (Velocio-SRAM) by 3 seconds. 

Meanwhile, her teammate, Lizzi Armitstead, claimed 3rd s[ot on the podium, with Chloe Hosking, Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) rounded out the lead group.

The rest of the peloton finished at almost two minutes behind.

Race Highlights

The six-rider breakaway group, managed to ride clear of the peloton during the final 20 kilometers. And, from there, the escapees quickly built up a one minute advatange over the field, that would later double on the run-in to the finish. 

As a result of her victory today, Van Dijk took over the overall race lead – 4 seconds ahead of her closest rival – Trixie Worrack.

Top 10 Finishers 

1 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
2:39:21
2
Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM
0:00:03
3
Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
4
Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda Team    
5
Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS    
6
Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda Team
0:00:09
7
Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda Team
0:01:57
8
Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS    
9
Amy Pieters (Ned)    
10
Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM    
 
General classification    
 
1
Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
5:07:47
2
Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM
0:00:04
3
Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
0:00:07
4
Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda Team    
5
Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS
0:00:10
6
Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda Team
0:00:27
7
Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale-Cipollini
0:02:01
8
Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda Team
0:02:07
9
Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio-SRAM    
1
0
Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS
 


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