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Tour of Oman: Marycz in the break, Rebellin finishes 13th in GC

Jarosław Marycz spent most of the day ahead of the peloton and Davide Rebellin finished in the first group on the last day of Tour of Oman. The Italian completed the race in 13th place overall. 

130-kilometers stage wrapped up the 6-day event. There were some minor climbs awaiting the riders but it was nothing to demanding to break the group apart.

CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders were among the most active attackers early on. Adrian Kurek tried to break clear, but his attempt was not successful. Jarosław Marycz had more luck and pulled away alongside Sebastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale), Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Argon 18), Gianni Meersman (Etixx – Quick Step), Pieter Van Speybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise), Daniel Eaton (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) and Jesper Asselman (Roompot – Oranje Peloton) who joined the escape a little bit later.

They gained a maximum advantage of 2:20, as Marycz was 3rd at the first intermediate sprint. The peloton was not letting the escapees take the final stage and decreased the gap to 1 minute with 27 kilometers remaining.

With 10km to go Marycz got caught and only 4 riders left in the front. The peloton had them in sight though and reeled them in 5 kilometers from the line. A mass sprint from a divided bunch decided who will take the last victory. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) was the one, who had the most amount of power in his legs in the finale and claimed a second win in Oman. He defeated duo from Giant-Alpecin – Zico Waeyens and Søren Kragh Anderson.

Davide Rebellin arrived at the line in the first group, in 25th place and moved up by one spot, to 13th overall. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) took home a triumph in the general classification, as he was joined on the podium by Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondiale) and his teammate, Jakob Fuglsang.