/Lutsenko powers to solo victory in Oman as Kristoff retains race lead

Lutsenko powers to solo victory in Oman as Kristoff retains race lead

With an impressive attack at the final climb of the day, Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) claimed the second stage in Tour of Oman after a solo ride in the final 5 kilometers.

At the finish line, he managed to stay just in front of a select group that was chasing him. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) remains the race leader as he sprinted to a second place, three seconds behind Lutsenko, with Dimension Data’s Ryan Gibbons just behind in third.

“I was motivated for this stage as I knew it suits me quite well” said Alexey Lutsenko. “Last year I was third here, so I knew a stage win was possible. I attacked on the last climb and on the top, I already gained an advantage of 15 seconds. I continued pushing hard, also my sports director led me through the last kilometers, giving me great motivation. The final 2 kilometers were hard, but I’ve managed to keep my advantage until the end.”

Tomorrow’s 192.5-kilometer-long stage from Shati Al Qurum to Qurayyat will be another challenging day with climbing the steep Qurayyat two times in the final 40 kilometers of the stage.

Tour of Oman 2019 – stage 2 results (Royal Cavalry Oman – Al Bustan):

1Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)4:07:19
2Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)+03”
3Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data),,
4Iuri Filosi (Delko Marseille),,
5Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale),,
6Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida),,
7Enrico Battaglin (Katusha-Alpecin),,
8Benjamin Declercq (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise),,
9Clément Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale),,
10Magnus Cort (Astana),,

Tour of Oman 2019 – general classification after stage 2:

1Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)7:01:56
2Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)+03”
3Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)+12”
4Clément Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)+16”
5Iuri Filosi (Delko Marseille),,
6Magnus Cort (Astana),,
7Greg Van Avermaet (CCC),,
8Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE Team Emirates),,
9Elie Gesbert (Arkea Samsic),,
10Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates),,


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