Astana Pro’s Magnus Cort Nielsen won the 117.5km fourth stage of the Tour of Oman in Muscat today.
The Danish rider completed the race in 2:57:36, beating Bahrain-Merida’s Giovanni Visconti (Italy) and BMC Racing pair Alberto Bettiol (Italy) and Greg van Avermaet (Belgium) to the line.
DiData’s Jacques Janse van Rensburg (South Africa) took the lead at the climb of Al Jabal Street with almost 30km, with Trek-Segafredo’s Peter Stetina (USA) closely following. The two held their lead, until Stetina soloed ahead with 18km to go.
Stetina was reeled in with about 15km to go when the 26-man leading peloton accelerated up the summit. Cort delivered a powerful sprint to take the stage.
DiData’s Merhawi Kudus (Eritrea) finished in eighth and is currently 10th on the general classification. Van Avermaet retains the leader’s jersey.
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1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro, Denmark) 2:57:36
2. Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida, Italy)
3. Alberto Bettiol (BMC Racing, Italy)
4. Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team, Belgium)
5. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (UAE Team Emirates, Portugal)
6. Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin, Australia)
7. Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport, Britain)
8. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data, Eritrea)
9. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Norway)
10. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis, Spain)
1. Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team, Belgium) 15:54:20
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro, Kazakhstan) 15:54:29
3. Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin, Australia) 15:54:33
4. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida, Spain) 15:54:36
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro, Colombia) 15:54:44
6. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors, Belgium) 15:54:45
7. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Norway)
8. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis, Spain)
9. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Cofidis, Spain)
10. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data, Eritrea) 15:54:53