Dowsett in escape group on Oman stage 2

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British rider Alex Dowsett (Trek-Livestrong) is currently part of a four-man escape group on stage two of the Tour of Oman.

Dowsett and his three breakaway companions broke from the bunch soon after the start in Nizwa. After 33km they had built up a lead of six minutes over the peloton.

Dowsett is accompanied by Belgian Kristof Vandewalle (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator),

Luxembourger Ben Gastauer (Ag2r) and

American Jackson Stewart (BMC Racing Team).

Dowsett is in his first year riding with the US-based Trek-Livestrong development team. During last week's Tour of Qatar, Dowsett figures in a break during stage three that was ultimately reeled in by the bunch.

Stage two of the six-day Tour of Oman comprises of a 148.5km route from Nizwa to Samail. The first stage was won by Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun).

Report, results and photos from Tour of Oman stage two later...

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Tour of Oman, stage one report: Boasson Hagen second