Nathan Haas takes Tour of Oman second stage and overall victory!
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Nathan Haas takes Tour of Oman second stage and overall victory!

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Katusha-Alpecin’s Nathan Haas beat BMC Racing Team’s Van Avermaet to take overall victory of the two-day Tour of Oman a few hours ago.

 

Australian rider had to find a way to come up at the first place through an aggressive finale which eventually paid him off by taking both, second 167km stage at Al Bustan and overall victory of the tour.

 

This was Australian’s first win since 2016 when he took the Vuelta a Burgos. This is also Katusha-Alpecin’s first victory of the new season. Third place went to Astana’s man Alexey Lutsenko.

 

“I just wanted to give myself a nice Valentine’s present today,” said Haas soon after packing a double victory.

 

“I have been trying to win a bike race, a real bike race for a while, so for me to finish it off, means a huge reaction. I’ve been saying to everyone that they’ll know it when I won because they’ll hear it. I woke up this morning and had a really good feeling about today, my legs felt fantastic. I love coming to Oman. It’s a fantastic race and for me it’s one of the best ways to transition from Australia back to Europe.”

 

Stage 2 Results

 

Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin  4-22-15

Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team

Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana

Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors

Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data

Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors

Gorka Izagirre (Esp) Bahrain-Merida

Jesus Herrada (Esp) Cofidis

Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana, all same time

 

General classification

 

Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin  8-20-46

Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team

Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana

Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data

Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida

Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors

Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana

Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert

 


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