Oman Stage for Kristoff As Lutsenko Takes Overall
PeloPics: Alexander Kristoff recorded his first victory of the 2018 season and his first in UAE Team Emirates’ colors as the European Champion took home the final stage on the Tour of Oman, adding to his two previous victories on this stage in 2016 and 2017.
The Norwegian produced a thrilling display in the final sprint finish to take home the win ahead of his nearest rivals, Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Club), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana). A five-man breakaway dominated the day’s riding, but an assured team performance gave UAE Team Emirates the edge, unleashing Kristoff in the sprint to take home a well-deserved win.
There was no change to the overall podium and Alexey Lutsenko took the final victory by 11 seconds from his Astana teammate, Moreno Angel Lopez with Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) in 3rd at 28 seconds.
Oman stage 6 race video:
Tour of Oman Stage 6 Result:
1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates in 3:11:29
2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept Club
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4. Magnus Nielsen (Den) Astana
5. Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin
6. Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
7. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
8. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC
9. Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
10. Floris Gerts (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij.
Tour of Oman Final Overall Result:
1. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana in 22:49:50
2. Moreno Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 0:11
3. Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida at 0:28
4. Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis at 0:30
5. Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:32
6. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 1:05
7. Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis at 1:14
8. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Groupe Gobert at 1:24
9. Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data at 1:29
10. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates at 1:37.