Brits and Sky battle through second stage of Tour of Oman

Russell Downing leads, Tour of Oman 2011, stage 2

Team Sky gave it their utmost to help leader Edvald Boasson Hagen add a third stage win in the Tour of Oman to the two he won last year, with Russell Downing working hard for his Norwegian team-mate in the front group.

"I was going fine, I was in a little group off the back at the top [of the stage's main climb] and then me and Matt [Hayman - Sky] got on the front group again and gave it some along with the other guys," Downing told Cycling Weekly.

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