Chris Froome on the attack at the Tour of Oman

Defending champion Chris Froome (Sky) on the front foot in the Tour of Oman ahead of the decisive climb of the Green Mountain

Chris Froome attacks on stage four of the 2014 Tour of Oman

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome and Team Sky were on the attack at the fourth stage of the Tour of Oman, flexing their muscles ahead of the decisive penultimate stage of the race on the climb of Green Moutain tomorrow (Saturday).

Froome and teammates Mikel Nieve and Sergio Henao tried but failed to establish a lead on the third of four short climbs of Bousher Alamrat on stage four of the race, as each time a headwind forced the bunch back together.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.