Boasson Hagen and Sky rip Oman apart on toughest stage

Edvald Boasson Hagen and Michael Albasini, Tour of Oman 2011, stage four

Aggressive riding by Edvald Boasson Hagen and Team Sky saw them split the front group apart in the Tour of Oman in the final hour and then leave the young Norwegian as Robert Gesink's most decisive rival in tomorrow's decisive time trial.

Sky went on a mass attack with around 30 kilometres to go, forming an echelon which remained at the head of the race all the way up the long, steady ascent to the foot of the Green Mountain climb.

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