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Tour of Oman: Kragh Andersen captures stage 3, Hermans retains lead

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Søren Kragh Andersen

Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)  pulled of a surprise victory at the Tour of Oman Thursday, beating Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi) and Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) to the line in Quriyat.

The race saw a 7 man breakaway away for the most of the day, only being caught with 15km of racing to go. As the peloton headed towards the final 2km climb to the finish the race saw multiple attacks on the front. Sunweb positioned Andersen perfectly for him to finish off the team work and take the victory.

After his victory Søren said: “The team was amazing again today. They delivered me to the bottom of the climb as fresh as possible. After their great work it was up to me to finish the job. I started the sprint with 250m to go and from then on rode full gas. It was an incredible feeling to cross the line in first place. It was a day of great team effort and great legs and one I will remember.”

Tour of Oman 2017 – stage 3 results (Sultan Qaboos University – Quriyat):

1Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

3:53:11

2Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)

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3Ben Hermans (BMC)

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4Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

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5Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

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6David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

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7Romain Bardet (AG2R)

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8Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)

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9Fabio Aru (Astana)

+04”

10Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data)

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General classification after stage 3:

1Ben Hermans (BMC)

11:00:15

2Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)

+02”

3Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+10”

4Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)

+18”

5David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

+21”

6Romain Bardet (AG2R)

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7Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

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8Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

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9Fabio Aru (Astana)

+25”

10Janier Acevedo (UnitedHealthcare)

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