Ellen Van Dijk wins 2011 Ladies Tour of Qatar

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  • Published Feb. 4, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 5, 2011 at 1:31 AM EDT

Ellen Van Dijk won the Ladies Tour of Qatar on Friday as HTC-Highroad put four riders into the top 10 overall, two of them on the podium.

Monia Baccaille (SC Mcipollini Giordana) won the third and final 95.5km stage in 2:25:22 with Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) second and Rochelle Gilmore (Lotto Honda) third, all in the same time.

But Van Dijk was right there in the bunch sprint, taking fourth and the overall title by 15 seconds over teammate Charlotte Becker. Iris Slappendel (Garmin-Cervélo) rounded out the podium in third at 0:20.

Other HTC riders in the top 10 included Adriana Visser, fourth at 0:24, and Chloe Hosking, 10th at 2:14 .

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