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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):

1 Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

3:53:11

2 Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)

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3 Ben Hermans (BMC)

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4 Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

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5 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

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6 David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

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7 Romain Bardet (AG2R)

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8 Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)

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9 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+04”

10 Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data)

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General classification after stage 3:

1 Ben Hermans (BMC)

11:00:15

2 Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)

+02”

3 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+10”

4 Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)

+18”

5 David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

+21”

6 Romain Bardet (AG2R)

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7 Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

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8 Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

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9 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+25”

10 Janier Acevedo (UnitedHealthcare)

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