2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar

The 2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar was the first edition of the Ladies Tour of Qatar cycling stage race. It was rated by the UCI as category 2.1, and was held between 8 and 10 February 2009, in Qatar.

2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Route of the 2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Route of the 2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Race details
Dates8–10 February 2009
Stages3
Distance313 km (194.5 mi)
Winning time7h 56' 21"
Results
Winner  Kirsten Wild (the Netherlands)
  Second  Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) (Italy)
  Third  Kirsty Broun (Australia) (Australia)

  Points  Kirsten Wild (the Netherlands)
Youth  Ellen van Dijk (the Netherlands) (Team Columbia-HTC)
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StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

8 February 2009 – Doha to Doha, 94 km (58.4 mi)[1]

The sprint of the front group of 21 riders was won by Giorgia Bronzini before Kirsten Wild and Ellen van Dijk.[2]

Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy 2h 26' 21"
2   Kirsten Wild (NED) s.t.
3   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC s.t.
4   Kirsty Broun (AUS) Australia +6"
5   Martine Bras (NED) +6"
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy 2h 26' 09"
2   Kirsten Wild (NED) +0"
3   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC +8"
4   Kirsty Broun (AUS) Australia +12"
5   Mirjam Melchers (NED) Team Flexpoint +15"

Stage 2Edit

9 February 2009 – Doha to Oryx Farm, 110 km (68.4 mi)[3]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Eva Lutz (GER) 2h 49' 56"
2   Veronica Andréasson (SWE) s.t.
3   Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) +14"
4   Kirsten Wild (NED) +14"
5   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy +14"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Kirsten Wild (NED) 5h 16' 14"
2   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy +5"
3   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC +12"
4   Kirsty Broun (AUS) Australia +13"
5   Mirjam Melchers (NED) Team Flexpoint +20"

Stage 3Edit

10 February 2009 – Camelodrome to Al Khawr, 109 km (67.7 mi)[4]

Team Flexpoint split the bunch with about 10 kilometres to go. After the bunch regrouped slightly, Ellen van Dijk attacked with 800 metres to go. The headwind was very strong and Van Dijk couldn’t stay away. The bunch sprint was won by Giorgia Bronzini before Rochelle Gilmore and Kirsten Wild, who won the general and points classification. Ellen van Dijk, finishing 6th, won the Best Young Rider’s classification.[2]

Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy 2h 40' 18"
2   Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) s.t.
3   Kirsten Wild (NED) s.t.
4   Martine Bras (NED) s.t.
5   Regina Schleicher (GER) s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Kirsten Wild (NED) 7h 56' 21"
2   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy +4"
3   Kirsty Broun (AUS) Australia +21"
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC + 24"
5   Mirjam Melchers (NED) Team Flexpoint + 31"

Classification leadershipEdit

In the 2009 Ladies Tour of Qatar, three different jerseys are awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on each stage and in intermediate sprints, the leader receives a golden jersey. This classification is considered the most important of the Tour of Qatar, and the winner is considered the winner of the Tour.

Additionally, there is a points classification, which awards a silver jersey. In the points classification, cyclists get points for finishing in the top three in an intermediate sprint or the top twenty of a stage. The first in an intermediate sprint gets 3 points, second 2, and third a single point. The stage win affords 30 points, second is worth 27 points, 25 for third, 23 for fourth, 21 for fifth, 19 for sixth, 17 for seventh, 15 for eighth, 13 for ninth, 11 for tenth, and one point less per place down the line, to a single point for twentieth.

There is also a youth classification, which awards a blue jersey. This classification is calculated the same as the general classification, but only riders born on or after January 1, 1984, are eligible.

Stage Winner General Classification
 
Points Classification
 
Young Rider Classification
 
1 Giorgia Bronzini Giorgia Bronzini Kirsten Wild Ellen van Dijk
2 Eva Lutz Kirsten Wild
3 Giorgia Bronzini
Final Kirsten Wild Kirsten Wild Ellen van Dijk

Final classificationsEdit

General classificationEdit

Rider Team Time
1   Kirsten Wild (NED) 7h 56' 21"
2   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy + 4"
3   Kirsty Broun (AUS) Australia + 21"
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC + 24"
5   Mirjam Melchers (NED) Team Flexpoint + 31"
6   Suzanne de Goede (NED) + 32"
7   Martine Bras (NED) + 33"
8   Loes Gunnewijk (NED) Team Flexpoint + 33"
9   Marina Jaunatre (FRA) France + 34"
10   Chloe Hosking (ITA) + 34"

[5]

Points ClassificationEdit

Rider Team Points
1   Kirsten Wild (NED) Netherlands 93 points
2   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Italy 85 points
3   Martine Bras (NED) 62 points
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC 62 points
5   Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) 59 points

[6]

Youth ClassificationEdit

New Columbia-Highroad women’s team rider Ellen van Dijk secured the Best Young Rider prize. Van Dijk’s consistency after taking the jersey on the first day when she made it into the front group of 21 riders. The last hour of the last stage was a tense affair for the Dutchwoman, when she was caught on the wrong side of a split. She had to get past seven groups and finally crossed the line in sixth place, in the same time as stage winner, and won the Best Young Rider’s classification.[2]

Rider Team Time
1   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Columbia-HTC 7h 56' 45"
2   Suzanne de Goede (NED) + 8"
3   Regina Bruins (NED) + 30"
4   Monique van de Ree (NED) + 1' 21"
5   Trine Schmidt (DEN) Team Flexpoint + 1' 21"

[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT) 08 Feb 2009 - Stage 1: Doha - Doha". UCI. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Van Dijk scoops Columbia-High Road Women's first classification success at first race of the year". cyclingarchives.com. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT) 09 Feb 2009 - Stage 2: Doha - Oryx Farm". UCI. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT) 10 Feb 2009 - Stage 3: Camelodrome - Al Khawr". UCI. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT/2.1) 08 Feb-10 Feb 2009 - General classification: Doha - Al Khawr". UCI. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT/2.1) 08 Feb-10 Feb 2009 - General classification: Doha - Al Khawr Points". UCI. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Women Elite Ladies Tour of Qatar (QAT/2.1) 08 Feb-10 Feb 2009 - General classification: Doha - Al Khawr Youth". UCI. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2012.

External linksEdit

Official website