Bryan Coquard gets first victory with Vital Concept at Tour of Oman
Feb 13 2018 02:13 pm CET

Bryan Coquard gets first victory with Vital Concept at Tour of Oman
Bryan Coquard gets first victory with Vital Concept at Tour of Oman
Tour of Oman

Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) has won the first stage of the Tour of Oman. The Frenchman debuted for his new team with a victory over Mark Cavendish and Giacomo Nizzolo.

The first stage of the race was 162.5 kilometres between Nizwa and Sultan Gaboos University. There was an early escape of four riders: Brian van Goethem, Pierre-Luc Perichon, Conor Dunne and Maxime Farazijn (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), who got more than four minutes of advantage but was caught near the end of the day's route.

As was expected, the stage was sentenced to a bunch sprint in which Coquard showed to have the better legs. Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Segafredo), Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Max Walscheid (Sunweb), completed the top five of the day.

The Frenchman also tops the General Classification.






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