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2014 Ladies Tour of Qatar Stage 1



Kirsten Wild won the opening stage of the 2014 Ladies Tour of Qatar – successfully holding off her rivals in a sprint finish in Mesaieed today.   

With 200 meters remaining, the defending champion executed a well timed sprint – holding off late challenges from Shelley Olds and Chloe Hosking.

Olds managed to placed her team at the head of the peloton in the closing kilometers – just as the Orica-GreenEDGE team began it’s lead-out as well. However, both Olds and Hosking became isolated in the pack – effectively allowing Wild to move up into the lead and hold on for the victory. 

Top 10 Finishers

1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano     2 Shelley Olds (USA) Ale Cipollini     3 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products 4 Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  5 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 6 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  7 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Ale Cipollini   8 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS  9 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  10 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon


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