Neo-pro Vauquelin shines for Arkéa-Samsic on Oman's Green Mountain

Kevin Vauquelin (Akrea-Samsic)
Kevin Vauquelin (Akrea-Samsic) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Monday's penultimate stage of the Tour of Oman on Green Mountain saw Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) storm to the stage win and, likely, overall glory, but it was a good day out for French squad Arkéa-Samsic, too.

The team went into the queen stage with team leader Elie Gesbert having dropped three places to sixth after suffering in the heat on stage 4, while next-best rider Kévin Vauquelin, lay 19th after taking a podium spot in Muscat, albeit over a minute behind stage winner Fausto Masnada (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl).

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.