In pictures: Kristoff of Norway Team Katusha wins stage one of Tour of Oman

Alexander Kristoff won the stage ahead of Italian Kristian Sbaragli from Team Dimension Data who came second and Italian Sonny Colbrelli from Bahrain Merida in third place, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park in Oman.
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Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Katusha Alpecin celebrates winning stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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Norway's Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha Alpecinon raises his arms on the the podium of the victory ceremony of the first stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between al-Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Manumah. Kristoff won the stage ahead of Italian Kristian Sbaragli from Team Dimension Data who came second and Italian Sonny Colbrelli from Bahrain Merida in third place. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgium's Aime De Gendt from SVB team raises his arms on the podium after taking the most aggressive rider jersey during the victory ceremony of the first stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between Al-Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Manumah. Norway's Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha Alpecin won the stage ahead of Italian Kristian Sbaragli from Team Dimension Data who came second and Italian Sonny Colbrelli from Bahrain Merida in third place. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Denmark's Norman Lasse Hansen raises his arms on the podium after taking the best young rider jersey during the victory ceremony of the first stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between Al-Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Manumah. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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The peloton passes through the Oman countryside on stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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The peloton passes a mosque during stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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The peloton passes through the Oman countryside on stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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Norway's Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha Alpecin warms up at Al-Sawadi Beach before the start of the first stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between Al-Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park on February 14, 2017. Norway's Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha Alpecin won the stage ahead Italian Kristian Sbaragli from Team Dimension Data eho came second and Italian Sonny Colbrelli from Bahrain Merida in third place. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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The breakaway group ride into a sandstorm caused by a low flying helicopter during stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Albustan, Oman. (Getty Images)
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Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Katusha sprints to victory on stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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The peloton rides through the Oman countryside on stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Naseem Park, Oman. (Getty Images)
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The peloton rides passes through the neutral section at the start of stage one of the 8th Tour of Oman, a 176.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park on February 14, 2017 in Al Sawadi Beach, Oman. (Getty Images)