Greipel Wins Stage 3 and Reclaims Overall Tour of Oman Lead

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02/20/2014| 0 comments
by Mark Watson
German National Champion André Greipel wins stage 3 of Tour of Oman 2014 ASO / B. Bade

Greipel Wins Stage 3 and Reclaims Overall Tour of Oman Lead

German National Champion André Greipel of Lotto-Belisol catapulted himself back into the overall lead of the 2014 Tour of Oman when he beat fellow sprint aces Peter Sagan and Nacer Bouhanni in a battle across the finish line.

rider, when he beat Sagan and Bouhanni in the sprint to the line.

Commenting on his stage victory Greipel told "On paper it was a hard final today, but the headwind played in my favor. It was supposed to be a final for Gallopin, Roelandts and Van den Broeck, but I could manage to stay in the front of the group and the team motivated me as well. The last 4 kilometers I was riding at the end of the bunch, but Jürgen Roelandts and Lars Bak brought me back to the front. With 700 meters to go I was back at the head of the bunch and Ligthart and Roelandts gave me the perfect lead-out."

Thanks to his second stage win Greipel took back the red leader's jersey he lost to Leigh Howard in yesterday's stage. Greipel now leads the general classification by 8 seconds to GreenEdge's Leigh Howard. Yesterday's stage winner Alexander Kristoff of Norway is 10 seconds behind. Preben Van Hecke remains the most aggressive rider of this year's Tour of Oman.

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