Energiewacht Tour route unveiled, Tour of Qatar stage 4 round up, + more

Sources: energiewachttour.nl, Gulf Times, Procyclingstatscyclismactu.net, cicleclassic

The 5 stages of the Energiewacht Tour have been published, with an extra individual time trial on the 4th day. They are:

6th April: Stage 1 Groningen (TTT) 11.3km
7th April: Stage 2 Winsum 116.8km
8th April: Stage 3 Stadskanaal-Musselkanaal 131.8km
9th April: Stage 4a Zuidhorn 75.4km, Stage 4b Leek (ITT)  13.6km
10th April: Stage 5 Borkum, Germany 117.9km

Full maps and route profiles can be found on the tour website.

The last stage of the Tour of Qatar was won by Chloe Hosking of Wiggle High5, almost a bike length ahead of Kirsten Wild of Hitec and  Monique Van De Ree of Lares Waowdeals. Trixi Worrack (Canyon SRAM) kept her GC lead to take the overall win, with the entire top 10 in the GC hardly changing from the previous day. After an exhausting 3 days the riders looked like they’d already finished the last stage before it had begun. The Doha Corniche Circuit was taken 11 times and, apart from a plucky but doomed attack from Coryn Rivera (UHC), the riders mostly kept together to finish in a mass bunch sprint. Orica AIS, Wiggle High5, Cylance, Hitec, RaboLiv, and Ale Cipollini made it to the front in time to sprint. I didn’t think Lares Waowdeals would be able to contest it but they got a fantastic result with a very consistent Van De Ree. They will certainly be going into the Classics on a high. Race report here, full results here. And you can watch a video of the last stage here .

The route of the 1st Womens CiCLE Classic (UK) on the 17th of July has also been published, full details here. Drops Cycling will be taking part.

Audrey Cordon of Wiggle High5 had to drop out of the Tour of Qatar due to a broken collarbone. Ciclism Actu has an interview about her next steps.