Tour of Oman Stage 3: Marcel Kittel takes sprint finish

No reward for Team Sky which had led chase of earlier breakaway

by Simon_MacMichael   February 16, 2012  

Tour of Oman 2012 parcours

Marcel Kittel of Project 1T4i has won Stage 3 of the Tour of Oman in a sprint finish to the 145.5km stage that took the peloton from Al Awabi (Al Alya) to the Bank Muscat headquarters at Muscat Heights. André Greipel of Lotto-Belisol finished second, with Nacer Bouhanni of FDJ-BigMat third. Team Sky's Marl Cavendish came home in eighth place.

A four-man breakaway was caught with five kilometres left to race, with Team Sky leading the chase at the front of the peloton inside the closing 15 kilometres as they looked to set world champion Cavendish up for the win.

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Top 3 kittel, greipel, bouhanni. Cavendish 8th. #tourofoman

posted by Alan Tullett [1581 posts]
16th February 2012 - 14:02


Be interested to know what happened with Cav:

Train not as 'honed' as with HTC?
Cav not as sharp in Feb?
Something else?

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3723 posts]
16th February 2012 - 14:45


"Poor result today. Left it too late & found my path blocked in the last metres. Serves me right for hesitating. Congrats to @marcelkittel."

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posted by mckechan [222 posts]
16th February 2012 - 15:05


don't be doubting the missile. It was only last week he was outclassing everyone in Qatar...

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
16th February 2012 - 16:59