DSM youngsters eye Tour of Oman podium spot on Green Mountain

MUSCAT OMAN FEBRUARY 13 Kevin Vermaerke of United States and Team DSM competes in the breakaway during the 11th Tour Of Oman 2022 Stage 4 a 1195km stage from Al Sifah to Mucat TourofOman on February 13 2022 in Muscat Oman Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Kevin Vermaerke (Team DSM) in the breakaway on Stage 4 of the Tour of Oman 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

On a hilly day which saw QuickStep-AlphaVinyl animate the Tour of Oman with several riders before taking a one-two finish and putting Fausto Masnada in the leader's red jersey, Team DSM were another squad that stood out for their aggressive racing.

The Dutch squad finished with two men in the chase group at 1:07 behind Masnada on stage 4, shooting Kevin Vermaerke and Henri Vandenabeele up the general classification into seventh and eighth.

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Dani Ostanek
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