Tour of Oman 2016: Kristoff wins stage 6, Nibali takes GC

Alexander Kristoff 2016At 130.5 kilometres, stage 6 in Tour of Oman is tailor made for sprinters with a finish at Matrah Corniche in Muscat. Alexander Kristoff is up for it and the Norwegian powers to his second stage win in Oman, while Vincenzo Nibali takes the overall. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results stage 6 Tour of Oman

1. Alexander Kristoff (nor)
2. Zico Waytens (bel) s.t.
3. Soren Kragh Andersen (den) s.t.
4. Tom van Asbroeck (bel) s.t.
5. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
6. Roy Jans (bel) s.t.
7. Amaury Caption (bel) s.t.
8. Marko Kump (slo) s.t.
9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
10. Marco Canola (ita) s.t.

GC Tour of Oman 2016
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ita)
2. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.15
3. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.24
4. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.40
5. Rui Costa (por) + 0.54
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) + 1.06
7. Canty Bredan (aus) + 1.31
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.38
9. Merhavi Kudus (eri) + 1.41
10. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) + 1.59

Race report
Dan Martin, Alexis Gougeard and Adrian Kurek are the first to force a gap. But that’s about it. Minard, Muilberger, Meersman, Vanspeybrouck, Eaton and Marycz are more succesful, while Asselman joins the break. One hour into the race they enjoy a 2’20” lead. Average speed: 46 kmph.

With 7 kms left the last escapees are caught and the race boils down to a bunch sprint with Kristoff taking the flowers.

Tour of Oman 2016 stage 6: Route maps, profile and more

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Vincenzo NibaliAlexander Kristoff

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