Alexander Kristoff sprints to Tour of Oman stage win as climbers' attacks prove futile

Norwegian rider takes his second stage win of the race as climbers's fail to get away over final climbs

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Katusha-Alpecin's Alexander Kristoff took his second stage win of the 2017 Tour of Oman as he managed to stay in contention over three tough climbs in the final 45km to out-sprint Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing).

The Norwegian rider had already proved that he was the fastest sprinter in the race with his win on stage one, but today's stage certainly didn't look like one for the fast men on paper.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.