Greg Van Avermaet wins third stage of Tour of Oman to move into overall lead

Stage win means Van Avermaet takes race lead away from Nathan Haas

Greg Van Avermaet wins stage three of the Tour of Oman

(Image credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

After yesterday’s second place, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) made amends by winning stage three of the Tour of Oman at Al Dayqah Dam.

The Olympic champion attacked with 500 technical metres left of the 179.5km route left, eventually beating Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) by three seconds.

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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.