Daniel Pearson climbs with the best to seventh place on Tour of Oman queen stage

23-year-old British rider Daniel Pearson put in an impressive climbing performance to place ahead of Vincenzo Nibali and Rui Costa on Green Mountain

Daniel Pearson.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

It didn’t take long for Dan Pearson to roll to a halt after the crossing the finish line in seventh place on Saturday’s stage of the Tour of Oman.

The severe gradient on Jabar Al Akhdhar – Green Mountain – all but stopped him in his tracks and, with the searing heat baking all the riders as they climbed the five-kilometre ascent, he soon found a place in the shade of the roadside wall.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.