Gesink takes first stage race title in Tour of Oman

Robert Gesink won the first stage race of his pro career on Sunday, taking the overall title in the Tour of Oman. The Rabobank rider won two consecutive stages to cement the victory, stage four's mountaintop finish and the penultimate stage time trial. His performance was impressive enough that none other than cycling legend Eddy Merckx said that the Dutchman could one day win the Tour de France.

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