Astana pair Moreno and Lutsenko take Tour of Oman honours

Sixth and final stage was mostly flat, finishing off along the Muscat corniche
UCI Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez of Astana Pro Team (R) followed by his Kazakh teammate Alexey Lutsenko crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the cycling Tour of Oman between Sama'il and Jabal al-Akhdhar (Green Mountain) in Sayq on February 17, 2018.
By AFP
Sun 18 Feb 2018 08:05 AM

Columbian Miguel Moreno clinched victory on stage five of the Tour of Oman on Saturday, as fellow Astana rider, Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko took the lead in the overall standings.

Moreno traversed the rugged 152 kilometre (95 mile) stage in under three hours and 45 minutes, with teammate Lutsenko clocking in at the same time atop Oman's Green Mountain.

Spaniard Jesus Lopez (Cofidis) was third, 12 seconds back.

Sunday's sixth and final stage is a mostly flat 135.5km (84 mile) route, but with two climbs, finishing off along the Muscat corniche.

Stage five results: 1. Miguel Moreno (COL/Astana) 3hrs, 43min, 58sec, 2. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/Astana) same time, 3. Jesus Lopez (ESP/Cofidis) at 12sec, 4. Gorka Insausti (ESP/Bahrain-Merida) 15, 5. Nathan Haas (AUS/Katusha) 22, 6. Peter Stetina (USA/Trek-Segafredo) 25, 7. Daniel Pearson (GBR/Aqua Blue) 33, 8. Dries Devenyns (BEL/Quick-Step) 43, 9. Nicolas Roche (IRL/BMC) 47, 10. Rui Costa (POR/Emirates) 49.

Overall standings: 1. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/Astana) 19hrs, 38min, 21sec, 2. Miguel Moreno (COL/Astana) at 11sec, 3. Gorka Insausti (ESP/Bahrain-Merida) 28, 4. Jesus Lopez (ESP/Cofidis) 30, 5. Nathan Haas (AUS/Katusha) 32, 6. Dries Devenyns (BEL/Quick-Step) 1:05, 7. Daniel Garcia (ESP/Cofidis) 1:14, 8. Odd Eiking (NOR/Wanty) 1:24, 9. Merhawi Ghebremedhin (ERI/Dimension Data) 1:29, 10. Rui Costa (POR/Emirates) 1:37.

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Last Updated: Sun 18 Feb 2018 08:05 AM GST

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