Lizzie Armitstead: British rider wins Tour of Qatar

Lizzie Armitstead

Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claimed the overall victory of the women's Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.

The 26-year-old Briton beat Australia's Chloe Hosking in a sprint finish after an 85km race from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche.

Boels Dolmans rider Armitstead had won Thursday's third stage to move into the lead for the first time in Qatar.

Armitstead finished 12 seconds ahead of Hosking in the overall rankings.

"We did it! Three out of four stages and the overall victory in Tour of Qatar," Armitstead tweeted.external-link

"Very proud of Boels Dolmans we rode as a team from start to finish!"

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