Double victory for Astana at the top of Green Mountain at Tour of Oman
Feb 17 2018 02:21 pm CET

Double victory for Astana at the top of Green Mountain at Tour of Oman
Double victory for Astana at the top of Green Mountain at Tour of Oman
Photo of Miguel Angel Lopez Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Miguel Angel Lopez claimed the victory at the top of Green Mountain in the Tour of Oman, while Alexey Lutsenko took the leader's jersey, making it a big day for Astana.

The 152-kilometre Queen stage of the race took place between Sama'Il and Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) and featured an uphill finish which promised a big show. The day started with an escape of six riders that created a gap of almost two minutes with the peloton but was caught ahead of the last climb of the day.

At the last ascent, Astana made a big move and three riders of the team attacked and rode away from the reduced peloton. Lopez, Lutsenko and Jan Hirt rode alone in front until the Czech rider could no longer keep up with the pace and was left behind by the Colombian and the Kazakh.

The pair arrived together to the line and Lopez took the stage victory while Lutsenko moved to the top of the General Classification, taking the leader's jersey from Greg van Avermaet (BMC).

Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) and Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin) completed the top five of the day.






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