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2012 Ladies Tour of Qatar - Stage 3
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 2/5/2012
2012 Ladies Tour of Qatar - Stage 3
 

2012 Ladies Tour of Qatar - Stage 3
Kirsten Wild wins her second stage as Judith Arndt claims overall win. Trixi Worrack and Kirsten Wild complete overall podium.

The third and final stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar is won by Kirsten Wild. The Dutch sprinter took her second stage win of the week in a bunchsprint ahead of her compatriots Ellen van Dijk and Adrie Visser. Race leader Judith Arndt finished fourth and secured her overall win. In the final ranking Arndt won with a 6 seconds lead over Worrack. Wild completed the podium.

The windy final stage from Katara Cultural Village to Katara Cultural Village was animated by USA´s Kendall Ryan. Ryan broke clea after 14 kilometers and gathered a maximum lead of 3.25 six kilometers ahead. Ryan won the first bonus sprint after 27 km with Wild being the fastest of the bunch ahead of Arndt.

From that point Ryan´s advantage came down quickly and after 40 km she was caught. The second sprint after 42 km was won by Arndt ahead of Wild and Gunnewijk. Due to the time bonuses Arndt increased her 2 seconds lead on Worrack from before the stage to six seconds. As the riders headed west with the wind blewing sideways the peloton broke into several groups.

16 riders with all the favorites gathered at the front. The leaders created a maximum lead of 30 seconds but were caught at km point 57. In the remaining of the stage there were no remarkable breaks as the stage ended up in a sprint. Wild prooved she is the fastest by taking her second win of the week.

Result
1. WILD Kirsten NETHERLANDS 2h 38' 36"
2. VAN DIJK Ellen TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 00' 00"
3. VISSER Adriana SKIL-1t4i + 00' 00"
4. ARNDT Judith GREENEDGE - AIS + 00' 00"
5. HOSKING Chloe TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 00' 00"
6. BRONZINI Giorgia DIADORA-PASTA ZARA + 00' 00"
7. BACCAILLE Monia MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 00' 00"
8. MACLEAN Jessie GREENEDGE - AIS + 00' 00"
9. WORRACK Trixi TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 00' 00"
10. CECCHINI Elena MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 00' 00"
11. TAGLIAFERRO Marta MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 00' 00"
12. BECKER Charlotte TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 00' 00"
13. GUNNEWIJK Loes GREENEDGE - AIS + 00' 03"
14. OLDS Shelley USA + 00' 08"
15. MUSTONEN Sara HITEC PRODUCTS-MISTRAL HOME + 00' 09"
16. TAYLOR Cherise LOTTO BELISOL LADIES + 00' 09"
17. BIANNIC Aude FRANCE + 00' 09"
18. BORCHI Alessandra MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 00' 09"
19. DÜSTER Sarah STICHTING RABO WOMEN + 00' 09"
20. KANIS Janneke SKIL-1t4i + 00' 09
Full result

Final Ranking
1. ARNDT Judith GREENEDGE - AIS 8h 00' 44"
2. WORRACK Trixi TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 00' 06"
3. WILD Kirsten NETHERLANDS + 02' 06"
4. VAN DIJK Ellen TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 02' 57"
5. HOSKING Chloe TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 03' 04"
6. GUNNEWIJK Loes GREENEDGE - AIS + 03' 12"
7. RHODES Alexis GREENEDGE - AIS + 03' 33"
8. MACLEAN Jessie GREENEDGE - AIS + 05' 26"
9. BACCAILLE Monia MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 05' 26"
10. CECCHINI Elena MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 05' 26"
11. BORCHI Alessandra MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 05' 35"
12. DÜSTER Sarah STICHTING RABO WOMEN + 05' 35"
13. DE VOCHT Liesbeth STICHTING RABO WOMEN + 05' 35"
14. HUANG Dongyan CHINA CHONGMING-GIANT + 05' 49"
15. SPRATT Amanda GREENEDGE - AIS + 05' 49"
16. SLAPPENDEL Iris STICHTING RABO WOMEN + 06' 05"
17. GUDERZO Tatiana MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI + 06' 41"
18. BRUINS Regina SKIL-1t4i + 09' 00"
19. BECKER Charlotte TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON + 16' 09"
20. VISSER Adriana SKIL-1t4i + 16' 23"
Full result


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