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1st Tour of Oman - Stage 6
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 2/19/2010
1st Tour of Oman - Stage 6
 

1st Tour of Oman - Stage 6
Edvald Boasson Hagen beats Time Trial World Champion in Oman. Australian ITT Champion Cameron Meyer beats Pinotti for third. Cancellara overall winner over Boasson Hagen and Cameron Meyer.

Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen has won his second stage in the first Tour of Oman. In the final stage, a 18,5 km time trial, he was 17 seconds faster than World Champion Fabian Cancellara. Australian ITT Champion Cameron Meyer finished as third followed by Marco Pinotti and Artem Ovechkin. Race leader Daniele Bennati had a good ride finishing 10th at 1.20 of Hagen but lost his leader's jersey to Cancellara. The Swiss Champion is the first overall winner of the Tour of Oman. Due to the bad luck in the fourth stage Boasson Hagen was still able to finish as second at 28 seconds with Cameron Meyer completing the podium. Marco Pinotti and Daniele Bennati filled out the top five.

Team Reports
Team Saxo Bank: Fabian Cancellara Won Tour Of Oman
Today, Team Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara showed off his amazing power engine as he finished second on the final stage of Tour of Oman and took the overall victory of the race. The Norwegian talent, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) won the stage.

Sixteen seconds separated the strong Swiss from the leader's jersey before taking on the time trial but with an amazing power discharge from the World and Olympic time trial champion who was out of training in january because of illness, he succeded in closing the gap to the former leader, Daniele Bennati (Liquigas).

”As both Olympic and World time trial champion, the pressure was naturally on my shoulders today. The time trial was harder than many others I have done as I was unable to train for ten days in January because of illness and I am really not in the peak shape right now. The overall victory here in Oman is the culmination upon fourteen days in both Qatar and Oman where we have been very active on each and every stage, we have been working very well together and the victory is not just mine. It goes to the team as well. In many ways, it has been a pleasure riding in Oman where no race was done before. Professionally, I have been riding a lot of important race kilometers in nice weather conditions far away from the snow. Personally, I have discovered a culture I probably wouldn't have experienced if I wasn't a professional rider. The race has been well-organized, the roads have been safe and the people of both Qatar and Oman are very friendly and open-minded”, concluded a happy Fabian Cancellara who is taking both the overall win of the race and a lot of new experiences back to Europe.

Fabian Cancellara won the race 28 seconds ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky).

Team Sky: Edvald Boasson Hagen produced a sensational performance to win the closing time trial at the Tour of Oman.
The young Norwegian has been in superb form throughout the week, winning the third stage as well as twice finishing on the podium.

And his victory in the 18.6km time trial from Al Jissah to Muscat Corniche saw him claim the points and young rider jerseys as well as vault up to second in the overall standings.

He won by no less than 17 seconds from world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank), with Cancellara's ride enough to make him the Tour of Oman's first-ever overall champion.

Garmin's Cameron Meyer took third place, 45 seconds behind Boasson Hagen, while Geraint Thomas notched a top 10 finish in ninth.

After losing the overall lead in somewhat controversial circumstances on stage four, Boasson Hagen's display helped end the race in style for Team Sky and takes their tally of stage wins in their debut season to five.

The triumph also enabled him to win the points classification by 14 points from Tyler Farrar while he edged out Meyer in the young riders' classification.

Amazing ride
Team Sky's Sports Director Steven de Jongh was full of praise afterwards, saying: "It was an amazing ride. He made a really fast start - and there was some climbing early on too - so he took a lot of seconds there and also in the downhill sections. It was an excellent time trial all round."

Boasson Hagen was to the fore in all but one of the sprint finishes over the course of the race and de Jongh explained: "He's had a great, great week. He was doing well in Qatar but being so early in the season he had a bit of work to do with his leg speed and is up another level here, he's in fantastic shape."

Team Sky take two stage victories from another successful week and de Jongh added: "The team have really moulded together here this week. That process started in Qatar and it's just carried on from there. All the guys worked so well together and morale was really high which is so important."

It was the first time the recently-retired de Jongh had been in sole charge of the team and it's an experience he relished: "It's been good and I've really enjoyed it," he said. "It was hard work in the beginning though because there are so many things to do compared to being a rider."

Result Stage 6
1. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 31 TEAM SKY 25' 58"
2. CANCELLARA Fabian 1 TEAM SAXO BANK 26' 15" + 00' 17"
3. MEYER Cameron 65 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 26' 43" + 00' 45"
4. PINOTTI Marco 27 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 26' 46" + 00' 48"
5. OVECHKIN Artem 86 KATUSHA TEAM 26' 59" + 01' 01"
6. TERPSTRA Niki 106 TEAM MILRAM 27' 09" + 01' 11"
7. VAN AVERMAET Greg OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 27' 17" + 01' 19"
8. BURGHARDT Marcus 112 BMC RACING TEAM 27' 17" + 01' 19"
9. THOMAS Geraint 37 TEAM SKY 27' 18" + 01' 20"
10. BENNATI Daniele 71 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 27' 18" + 01' 20"
11. OSS Daniel 74 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 27' 20" + 01' 22"
12. RIBLON Christophe 96 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 27' 20" + 01' 22"
13. VELITS Martin 28 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 27' 22" + 01' 24"
14. IGNATIEV Mikhail 84 KATUSHA TEAM 27' 23" + 01' 25"
15. GILBERT Philippe 41 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 27' 26" + 01' 28"
16. POZZATO Filippo 81 KATUSHA TEAM 27' 26" + 01' 28"
17. VAN DE WALLE Jurgen 16 QUICK STEP CT 27' 27" + 01' 29"
18. TUFT Svein 67 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 27' 29" + 01' 31"
19. FLECHA Juan Antonio 32 TEAM SKY 27' 31" + 01' 33"
20. MANGEL Laurent 135 SAUR-SOJASUN 27' 31" + 01' 33"
21. LANG Sebastian 46 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 27' 32" + 01' 34"
22. SERGENT Jesse 157 TREK LIVESTRONG U23 27' 34" + 01' 36"
23. O’GRADY Stuart 8 TEAM SAXO BANK 27' 39" + 01' 41"
24. KLIER Andreas 53 CERVELO TEST TEAM 27' 40" + 01' 42"
25. ROE Thimoty 151 TREK LIVESTRONG U23 27' 41" + 01' 43"
26. HOSTE Leif 45 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 27' 43" + 01' 45"
27. SMUKULIS Gatis 98 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 27' 44" + 01' 46"
28. WYNANTS Maarten 18 QUICK STEP CT 27' 45" + 01' 47"
29. HOWARD Leigh 26 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 27' 45" + 01' 47"
30. BOONEN Tom 11 QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 27' 45" + 01' 47"
31. TRUSSOV Nicolaï 87 KATUSHA TEAM 27' 45" + 01' 47"
32. ENGOULVENT Jimmy 133 SAUR-SOJASUN 27' 46" + 01' 48"
33. SANTAROMITA Ivan 76 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 27' 49" + 01' 51"
34. BAK Lars 22 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 27' 51" + 01' 53"
35. PATE Danny 66 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 27' 52" + 01' 54"
36. ROLLIN Dominique 58 CERVELO TEST TEAM 27' 54" + 01' 56"
37. RUIJGH Rob 125 VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 27' 56" + 01' 58"
38. MOURIS Jens 123 VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 27' 57" + 01' 59"
39. HAMMOND Roger 52 CERVELO TEST TEAM 27' 58" + 02' 00"
40. SCHÄR Michael 116 BMC RACING TEAM 28' 00" + 02' 02"
41. GASTAUER Ben 93 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 28' 00" + 02' 02"
42. BALLAN Alessandro 111 BMC RACING TEAM 28' 01" + 02' 03"
43. VAN SUMMEREN Johan GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 28' 01" + 02' 03"
44. NORDHAUG Lars-Peter 34 TEAM SKY 28' 02" + 02' 04"
45. QUINZIATO Manuel 75 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 28' 06" + 02' 08"
46. VANDENBERGH Styn 88 KATUSHA TEAM 28' 06" + 02' 08"
47. BRESCHEL Matti 2 TEAM SAXO BANK 28' 08" + 02' 10"
48. HANSEN Adam 25 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 28' 08" + 02' 10"
49. STEWART Jackson 117 BMC RACING TEAM 28' 09" + 02' 11"
50. FARRAR Tyler 61 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 28' 09" + 02' 11"
Full result


Final Ranking
1. CANCELLARA Fabian 1 TEAM SAXO BANK 16h 02' 52"
2. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 31 TEAM SKY 16h 03' 20" + 00' 28"
3. MEYER Cameron 65 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 16h 03' 20" + 00' 28"
4. PINOTTI Marco 27 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 03' 23" + 00' 31"
5. BENNATI Daniele 71 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 16h 03' 39" + 00' 47"
6. TERPSTRA Niki 106 TEAM MILRAM 16h 03' 46" + 00' 54"
7. BURGHARDT Marcus 112 BMC RACING TEAM 16h 03' 54" + 01' 02"
8. VELITS Martin 28 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 03' 59" + 01' 07"
9. VAN DE WALLE Jurgen QUICK STEP CT 16h 04' 04" + 01' 12"
10. OSS Daniel 74 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 16h 04' 05" + 01' 13"
11. BOONEN Tom 11 QUICK STEP CT 16h 04' 08" + 01' 16"
12. LANG Sebastian OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 16h 04' 09" + 01' 17"
13. SMUKULIS Gatis 98 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 16h 04' 11" + 01' 19"
14. HOWARD Leigh 26 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 04' 12" + 01' 20"
15. O’GRADY Stuart 8 TEAM SAXO BANK 16h 04' 16" + 01' 24"
16. KLIER Andreas 53 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 04' 17" + 01' 25"
17. TRUSSOV Nicolaï 87 KATUSHA TEAM 16h 04' 17" + 01' 25"
18. BAK Lars 22 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 04' 28" + 01' 36"
19. HAMMOND Roger 52 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 04' 35" + 01' 43"
20. FARRAR Tyler 61 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 16h 04' 36" + 01' 44"
21. SCHÄR Michael 116 BMC RACING TEAM 16h 04' 37" + 01' 45"
22. HAEDO Juan Jose 4 TEAM SAXO BANK 16h 04' 50" + 01' 58"
23. HANSEN Adam 25 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 04' 52" + 02' 00"
24. DE WEERT Kevin 12 QUICK STEP CT 16h 04' 55" + 02' 03"
25. EISEL Bernhard 21 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 16h 04' 59" + 02' 07"
26. VAN AVERMAET Greg OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 16h 04' 59" + 02' 07"
27. RIBLON Christophe 96 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 16h 05' 02" + 02' 10"
28. WYNANTS Maarten 18 QUICK STEP CT 16h 05' 07" + 02' 15"
29. BRESCHEL Matti 2 TEAM SAXO BANK 16h 05' 08" + 02' 16"
30. POZZATO Filippo 81 KATUSHA TEAM 16h 05' 08" + 02' 16"
31. TUFT Svein 67 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 16h 05' 11" + 02' 19"
32. REIMER Martin 57 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 05' 14" + 02' 22"
33. RASCH Gabriel 56 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 05' 25" + 02' 33"
34. NOVOA Joaquin 55 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 05' 25" + 02' 33"
35. HOSTE Leif 45 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 16h 05' 25" + 02' 33"
36. VAN GROEN Arnoud 127 VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 16h 05' 27" + 02' 35"
37. ROUSSEAU Nicolas 97 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 16h 05' 28" + 02' 36"
38. ENGOULVENT Jimmy 133 SAUR-SOJASUN 16h 05' 28" + 02' 36"
39. HUNTER Robert 63 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 16h 05' 30" + 02' 38"
40. LEMOINE Cyril 134 SAUR-SOJASUN 16h 05' 32" + 02' 40"
41. VANDENBERGH Styn 88 KATUSHA TEAM 16h 05' 35" + 02' 43"
42. ROLLIN Dominique 58 CERVELO TEST TEAM 16h 05' 36" + 02' 44"
43. BALLAN Alessandro 111 BMC RACING TEAM 16h 05' 37" + 02' 45"
44. RUIJGH Rob VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 16h 05' 38" + 02' 46"
45. HINAULT Sébastien 94 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 16h 05' 39" + 02' 47"
46. VAN SUMMEREN Johan GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 16h 05' 43" + 02' 51"
47. WESTRA Lieuwe 128 VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 16h 05' 54" + 03' 02"
48. QUINZIATO Manuel 75 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 16h 05' 58" + 03' 06"
49. MOURIS Jens 123 VACANSOLEIL PRO CT 16h 06' 02" + 03' 10"
50. VAN VOOREN Steven TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 6h 06' 02" + 03' 10"
Full result

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