Tour of Oman. Stage 3. Two in a row for Alexey Lutsenko after strong teamwork
Alexey Lutsenko was again on top of things and profited from his preseason shape, winning another stage at the Tour of Oman today, making it two in a row for the Kazakh champion. After - what in the finale turned out to be a hectic day - Lutsenko is now the new race leader and official wearer of the points jersey as well. His team was able to keep him out of trouble, as the peloton split multiple times because of echelons. In the final, Lutsenko was well placed by his teammates for the uphill finish and he took off from a selected group with 500 meters to go. He finished just in front of Jesus Herrada and Greg van Avermaet with a gap of 1 second, making it the 8th victory in 8 days for Astana Pro Team.