The Gulf state of
The Ladies Tour of Qatar will run between February 8-10, following on from the Men's Tour which runs from February 1-6.
Although 90 riders from 14 countries on five continents will gather for the three-stage race, there will be no local riders competing.
"We hope to gradually develop women's sport in
Ladies Tour of Qatar teams:
Nuremberg (GER), Columbia (GER), Lotto (BEL), Giant (CHN), Flexpoint (NED), Leontien (NED), Selle Italia (ITA), Bigia (SUI), Cervelo (SUI); Australia, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United States