02 February 2016
LADIES TOUR OF QATAR: ANNALISA CUCINOTTA CLOSED 2TH IN THE FIRST STAGE
Annalisa Cucinotta closed to the success in the first stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. Alé Cipollini Galassia Lady finished 2nd behind the Dutch sprinter Kirsten Wild. In the top 10 overall standings there are 2 #yellowfluorange ladies: Cucinotta 2nd & Tagliaferro 6th.
The short stage race in the Emirates opens with a great performance from the whole #yellowfluorange team. Annalisa Cucinotta, in fact, finished 2nd (in 2015 she won the first stage) and she conquered the second place, behind the Dutch Kirsten Wild.
The Alé Cipollini Galassia rider conquered her first seasonal podium after 97 km. After the first stage Annalisa Cucinotta is second in the overall standings, just 7’’ from Wild. Protagonist in the race even Marta Tagliaferro, twice third in the intermediate sprints, places that give her the conquer of precious seconds for the general classification. Now she is sixth in 11’’ from leader.
Fortunato Lacquaniti comments the performance of the whole team: “Even now the girls have given a strong signal, they have always present in the race. The whole team was good to help Annalisa remain focused on the wheels of the best sprinters. We are satisfied with how has started the race. This second place gives us even more moral, we are confident and sure we can do very well in the next stages”.
Tomorrow the second stage: Sheikh Faisal Museum – Al Khor Corniche.(120km). Starting at 12:30 pm local.