/Alexey Lutsenko claims queen stage in Oman, dedicates win in wake of family loss

Alexey Lutsenko claims queen stage in Oman, dedicates win in wake of family loss

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) claimed his second consecutive victory and his third in this year’s edition by winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Oman today.

Lutsenko overtook Fabian Grellier (Direct Energie), part of the early breakaway, just a few hundred meters before today’s summit finish.

The 26-year-old Kazakh was overcome with emotion after pointing with both hands toward the sky at finish on Green Mountain.

“First of all, I want to dedicate this victory to my wife, who had a miscarriage of our twins last December,” said Lutsenko. “The team supported me all the time in this period, and I’m happy I can reward them as well for this support.”

With one hilly stage to go, the red jersey is now even more firmly on the shoulders of Alexey Lutsenko, who is set to win the Tour of Oman for the second consecutive time.

Lutsenko takes a 44-second overall advantage over Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and a 47-second edge over Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) into Thursday’s sixth and final stage of the race.

Tour of Oman 2019 – stage 5 results (Samayil – Al Jabal Al Akhdar):

1Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)3:44:03
2Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie)+07”
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida)+11”
4Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)+19”
5Elie Gesbert (Arkea-Samsic),,
6Jesus Herrada (Cofidis),,
7Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)+23”
8Fabien Doubey (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)+30”
9Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale)+39”
10Matteo Fabbro (Katusha-Alpecin)+44”

Tour of Oman 2019 – general classification after stage 5:

1Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)18:38:39
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida)+44”
3Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)+47”
4Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)+53”
5Elie Gesbert (Arkea-Samsic)+01’03”
6Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)+01’14”
7Eliot Lietaer (Wallonie Bruxelles)+01’25”
8Fabien Doubey (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)+01’31”
9Brandon McNulty (USA) Rally+01’43”
10Quentin Pacher (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels)+01’51”

 

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