The women’s four-day race will precede the men’s event – beginning on February 4th.
Twelve of the fifteen teams are UCI Women’s Teams, which is three more than last year.
Despite it’s lack of topography, the Qatari peninsular constantly challenges riders with extreme heat and consistently high winds – that have been known the decimate the peloton.
Ladies’ Tour of Qatar (2.1) February 4th – 7th
AustraliaTeam AustraliaOrica – AIS
BelgiumLotto Belisol Ladies
ChinaChina Chongming – Giant Pro Cycling
FranceEquipe de France
Great BritainWiggle Honda Pro Cycling
The NetherlandsBoels Dolmans Cycling TeamRabo Liv Women Cycling TeamTeam Argos – Shimano
ItalyItalian National TeamAstana BepinkAlé Cipollini Galassia
United StatesSpecialized lululemon
Stage 1, Tuesday 4th February: Museum of Islamic Art – Mesaieed (97 km)Stage 2, Wednesday 5th February: Al Zubara Fort – Madinat Al Shamal (112.5 km)Stage 3, Thursday 6th February: Katara Cultural Village – Al Khor Corniche (93.5 km)Stage 4, Friday 7th February: Sealine Beach Resort – Doha Corniche (85 km)
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