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February 20/16 9:26 am - Tour of Oman: Stage 5, Boasson Hagen wins, Houle in break


Posted by Editoress on 02/20/16
 

Boasson Hagen strikes back

After losing the overall red leader's jersey to Vincenzo Nibali during yesterday's stage to Green Mountain, Edvald Boasson Hagen hit back in style. On day 5 of the Tour of Oman, the Norwegian managed to remain in the group of favourites that only just caught the breakaway riders with two kilometres to go. He then powered to the line, claiming his second stage success of this 2016 edition. With already one win, on Stage 2 at Quriyat, Boasson Hagen this time beat Greg Van Avermaet and Marco Canola to the line in front of the Ministry of Tourism. Well established in the front group, Nibali keeps the overall lead and still has a 15s advantage over Bardet with one day to go.

What better place than Yiti, by the sea, for the start of stage 5 of the Tour of Oman. The conditions were magnificent and the landscape stunning for the start, especially after yesterday's demanding stage to Jabal Al Akhdhar. But after enjoying the splendid scenery, the pack of 138 riders would have to take on a short (119.5 km) but extremely tough course all the way to the Ministry of Tourism.

After taking off at 12:34 pm, the first few kilometres would be viciously hard. On the roller-coaster ride of the early km's, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (DDD) took off. The South African was then caught by two others at km 14: Hugo Houle (ALM) and Pieter Weening (ROP). And the gap increased dramatically over a pack led by team Astana of new race leader, Vincenzo Nibali.

At the first intermediate sprint at km 29, won by Janse Van Rensburg ahead of Houle and Weening, the gap was of 5:10. It then reached 5:50 at the top of the first climb of the day (Al Jissah at km 33) where Janse Van Rensburg was again first, and even a maximum of 6:15 at the top of the second climb (km 40) again won by the virtual leader of the event, Janse Van Rensburg (5:19 adrift in the morning's GC).

Then Astana and Lampre-Merida started chasing. At the top of the first of three climbs up Bousher Al Amerat (km 76.5), Janse again captured the most points while the pack moved closer at 4:18. The penultimate climb of the day would be a tough one for Houle dropped by his breakaway companions. Despite several attacks from Janse Van Rensburg, Weening managed to stay put and both men reached the top of the fourth climb (km 91) with a 2' lead over Houle and 3:38 over the pack. While Houle was caught, that advantage dropped down to 1:13 at the second bonus sprint (fifth climb, km 106) again claimed by Janse. Meanwhile, just over twenty men remained in the red jersey group including all the race favourites.

With 13 kms to go, it was still looking good for the front two. Struggling against the wind, the leaders saw the peloton move closer. With 10 kms to go, their lead had dropped to a worrying 38s. Despite collaborating perfectly, there wasn't much the front riders could do against the chasing pack. With just over 2 kms to go, they were eventually caught. A group of around 30 men remained together all the way to the final straight. Well led out by his three Dimension Data team mates, Edvald Boasson Hagen powered to the line, claiming his second stage success of this edition, his third in Oman. The Norwegian beats Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Marco Canola (UHC) to the line.

Comfortably settled in the front group, Vincenzo Nibali (AST), 12th of the day, keeps command of the GC and will wear the red jersey for the final stage tomorrow from The Wave Muscat to the Matrah Corniche. Thanks to his second stage success, Boasson Hagen leads the points classification while Brendan Canty (DPC) remains the best young rider. Capturing a total of 21 points today at both sprints and mountain climbs, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg captures the Most Aggressive rider's jersey.

ASO report


Stage 5: Yiti (Al Sifah) to Ministry of Tourism, 119.5km
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 3:05:32
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare
4 Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
5 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx-QuickStep
6 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group
7 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
8 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling
9 Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
10 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
11 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
12 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
13 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Cycling
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15 Eduardo Sepúlveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
16 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) Dimension Data
17 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
18 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
19 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
20 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
21 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data
22 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
23 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep
24 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
25 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
26 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
27 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
28 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
29 Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Cycling
30 Matthew Busche (USA) UnitedHealthcare
31 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare
32 Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
33 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha
34 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team all s.t.
35 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx-QuickStep 0:07
36 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
37 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
38 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data all s.t.
39 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:18
40 Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 0:20
41 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 1:18
42 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
43 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Stölting Service Group
44 Björn Thurau (Ger) Wanty-Groupe Gobert all s.t.
45 Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1:46
46 Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare
47 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare
48 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
49 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
50 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
51 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
52 Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group all s.t.
53 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3:48
54 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
55 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida
56 Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data
57 Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
58 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
59 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
60 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
61 Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
62 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo all s.t.
63 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin 5:41
64 Mario Jorge Faria da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
65 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Katusha
66 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
67 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Cycling
68 Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 all s.t.
69 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 6:34
70 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
71 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep
72 Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx-QuickStep
73 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
74 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
75 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale
76 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
77 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Stölting Service Group
78 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Stölting Service Group
79 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale all s.t.
80 Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 8:24
81 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
82 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
83 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
84 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida
85 Dmitrii Kozonchok (Rus) Team Katusha
86 Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
87 Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
88 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep
89 Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
90 Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe Gobert all s.t.
91 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18 8:51
92 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 8:55
93 Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
94 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
95 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep
96 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
97 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
98 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service Group
99 Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
100 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise all s.t.
101 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 11:59
102 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare
103 André Looij (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
104 Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group
105 Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) UnitedHealthcare
106 Brian van Goethem (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
107 Boris Vallée (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
108 Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
109 Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group
110 Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
111 Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
112 Robin Stenuiit (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
113 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare
114 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
115 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
116 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
117 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
118 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep
119 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
120 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
121 Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
122 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
123 Ji Cheng (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin
124 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Cycling
125 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
126 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
127 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre-Merida
128 Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Cycling
129 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
130 Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
131 Dias Omirzakov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
132 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
133 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Cycling
134 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
135 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha
136 Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton all s.t.
DNF Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNF Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
 
GC
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 19:24:07
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 0:15
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:24
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:40
5 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:54
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 1:06
7 Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Cycling 1:31
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:38
9 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) Dimension Data 1:41
10 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx-QuickStep 1:59
11 Eduardo Sepúlveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 2:04
12 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 2:15
13 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha 2:34
14 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 2:39
15 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 2:45
16 Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:05
17 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 3:13
18 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare 3:18
19 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 4:18
20 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 4:21
21 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 4:45
22 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4:51
23 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep 5:06
24 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 5:20
25 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha 6:00
26 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Cycling 6:29
27 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx-QuickStep 6:38
28 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 7:42
29 Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 8:00
30 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 8:08
31 Matthew Busche (USA) UnitedHealthcare 8:36
32 Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 9:01
33 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 10:08
34 Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx-QuickStep 10:18
35 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 10:32
36 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 11:32
37 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare 12:18
38 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 12:30
39 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group 13:06
40 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida 13:08
41 Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group 13:12
42 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling 13:16
43 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 13:52
44 Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data 14:00
45 Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 14:27
46 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 14:44
47 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14:44
48 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 15:14
49 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data 15:16
50 Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 15:33
51 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Stölting Service Group 16:14
52 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16:15
53 Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 17:22
54 Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 17:32
55 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Stölting Service Group 19:30
56 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha 19:53
57 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep 19:55
58 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare 20:08
59 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Cycling 20:19
60 Mario Jorge Faria da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 20:19
61 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Stölting Service Group 20:25
62 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20:50
63 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 20:57
64 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 21:01
65 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 21:30
66 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 21:33
67 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 21:52
68 Björn Thurau (Ger) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 22:02
69 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 22:15
70 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 22:21
71 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 22:25
72 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 22:30
73 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 23:33
74 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 23:35
75 Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 25:04
76 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 25:30
77 Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 25:44
78 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha 25:56
79 Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 26:05
80 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 26:13
81 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep 26:14
82 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service Group 26:23
83 Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare 26:59
84 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 27:21
85 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 27:43
86 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 28:51
87 Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 28:56
88 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida 29:21
89 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 30:10
90 Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 30:10
91 Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 30:11
92 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 30:19
93 Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 31:10
94 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 31:31
95 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 31:47
96 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18 31:51
97 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 32:00
98 Ji Cheng (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin 32:04
99 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Katusha 32:16
100 Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 32:21
101 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin 33:01
102 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 33:03
103 Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 33:16
104 Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 33:45
105 Dmitrii Kozonchok (Rus) Team Katusha 33:51
106 Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 34:08
107 Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group 34:18
108 Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 34:30
109 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18 35:44
110 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 35:51
111 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 36:20
112 Brian van Goethem (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 36:29
113 Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 36:41
114 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre-Merida 37:55
115 Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group 37:57
116 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 38:33
117 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 39:25
118 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare 39:35
119 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare 40:16
120 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 40:26
121 Robin Stenuiit (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 41:38
122 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 41:45
123 Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) UnitedHealthcare 42:05
124 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 42:26
125 Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 42:57
126 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data 43:55
127 André Looij (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton 44:13
128 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep 44:51
129 Boris Vallée (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 45:02
130 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Cycling 45:15
131 Dias Omirzakov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 45:26
132 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha 46:35
133 Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Cycling 46:41
134 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Cycling 47:49
135 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-QuickStep 50:53
136 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 54:16


 

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