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Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour of Oman 2nd stage

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AFP/Yuzuru Sunada

Feb 19, 2014 – Norway’s Alexander Kristoff won the Tour of Oman
second stage on Wednesday, with Leigh Howard taking possession of
the leader’s red jersey.Kristoff, riding for the Katusha team,
beat Australia’s Howard in a sprintfinish to the 139 kilometer ride from
Al Bustan and Quriyat.Howard, who was placed second after Tuesday’s opening
stage, replaces German Andre Greipel at the top of the overall standings.
The race continues Thursday with the third stage between Muscat and Al
Bustan.

Results: Tour of Oman second stage – 139 kilometer from Al Bustan to Quriyat:

1. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/Katusha) 3hr 12min 01sec
2. Leigh Howard (AUS) s.t.
3. Tom Boonen (BEL) s.t.
4. Robert Forster (GER) s.t.
5. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) s.t.
6. Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) s.t.
7. Pieter Vanspeybroeck(BEL) s.t.
8. Marcus Burghardt (GER) s.t.
9. Matteo Trentin (ITA) s.t.
10. Sam Bennett (IRL) s.t.

Selected
25. Andre Greipel (GER) s.t.

Overall standings
1. Leigh Howard (AUS/Orica) 7hr 15min 20sec
2. Alexander Kristoff (NRD) at 2sec
3. Andre Greipel (GER) 2
4. Preben Van Hecke (GER) 2
5. Tom Boonen (BEL) 8
6. Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) 8
7. Paolo Colonna (ITA) 8
8. Nicola Boem (ITA) 9
9. Tony Gallopin (FRA) 11
10. Stijn Devolder (BEL) 11