Tour of Oman 2016: Kristoff sprints to victory in stage 3

Alexander Kristoff 2016At 175.5 kilometres, the 3rd stage of the Tour of Oman leads from one coastal place to another. As expected the race boils down to a bunch sprint with Alexander Kristoff outpowering Moreno Hofland. That other Norwegian, Edvald Boasson Hagen, retains the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results stage 3 Tour of Oman

1. Alexander Kristoff (nor)
2. Moreno Hofland (nld) s.t.
3. Roy Jans (bel) s.t.
4. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
5. Jean-Pierre Drucker (lux) s.t.
6. Zico Waeytens (bel) s.t.
7. Berden de Vries (nld) s.t.
8. Robin Stenuit (bel) s.t.
9. Daniel Oss (ita) s.t.
10. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.04
3. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.06
4. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
5. Serge Pauwels (bel) + 0.08
6. Davide Rebellin (ita) + 0.10
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) z.t.
8. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
9. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
10. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 0.16
11. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.

Race report
Once again, Kenny Dehaes feels like it. For the third day in a row the Belgium is in the break. This time he is accompanied by Van Goethem, Van Rooy, Slik and Kerby. The escapees race to a maximum lead of around 4 minutes.

After Deheas and Van Rooy have been dropped, Van Goethem goes solo when the gain gets under 1 minute. Yet, he doesn’t make it and he is brought back to the pack with 10 kms left.

Alexander Kristoff powers to the win ahead of Moreno Hofland and Roy Jans.

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