Alexey Lutsenko wins on Green Mountain after yet another tense stage at the Tour of Oman

French breakaway rider Fabien Grellier caught in the final 50 metres of stage five

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) wins stage five at the Tour of Oman 2019. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Astana’s Alexey Lutsenko all but ensured his second consecutive Tour of Oman overall victory on Wednesday, winning an exciting stage on Jabal Al Akhdhal. The Kazakh champion blasted over the line alone, bettering his second place on the same stage last year.

With Frenchman Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) second and Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) third, Lutsenko had it far from his own way as once again, the race served up another enthralling stage.

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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.