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Wind Brings out Wild at stage 1 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Feb. 1, 2012
  • Updated May. 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM EST
Kirsten Wild wins the first stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar in a sprint finish. Courtesy photo

Ladies Tour of Qatar stage 1 results

Ladies Tour of Qatar general classification results

As the wind picked up outside of the city of Doha, the 2012 Ladies Tour of Qatar got underway at the Camel Race track. In a race characterized by group after splintering group throughout the flat 97km race, Kirsten Wild (NED) sprinted to a hard earned victory out of her seven-person breakaway.

Wild was the only representation from her Netherlands national team in the decisive move, yet she still had no problem picking up a sprint bonus against her Specialized-Lululemon and GreenEdge breakaway companions. She followed up with an impressive finishing sprint win over Chloe Hosking (Specialized-Lululemon) and Ele Van Dijk (Specialized-Lululemon), who took second and third respectively.

Wild will enter stage two leading both the GC, by eight seconds, as well as the points competition. Second place finisher, Hosking, will be wearing the best young rider’s white jersey.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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