Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar

by Jessi Braverman


Kirsten Wild (Liv-Plantur) has won four editions of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. Her notable absence in 2015 made it anyone’s game in the Qatari desert. Boels-Dolmans capitalised on the infamous crosswinds, forcing splits on the second stage that would prove decisive in deciding the overall.
Following a somewhat surprising field sprint win by Annalisa Cucinotta (Alé-Cipollini) on the opening stage, it was the Boels-Dolmans show with Ellen van Dijk taking out stage two and Lizzie Armitstead taking back-to-back wins on stage three and four. Both van Dijk and Armitstead spent time in the race leader’s yellow jersey before Armitstead ultimately took out the overall victory.
Ella CyclingTips spoke with Jolien d’Hoore (Wiggle Honda), Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Honda), Kimberley Wells (Australian National Team), Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) and sport director Martin Barras (Orica-AIS) over the weekend and have included their impression of the four days of racing in the photo gallery below.