Oomen battles knee pain to remain in Algarve hunt

Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb) put aside a knee injury to go on the attack during stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve on Thursday. The young Dutchman attacked on the final climb in a bid to win the stage but was caught before the top. He hung on to 13th place on the summit finish at Foia and remains in possession of the best young rider's jersey. He crossed the line six seconds down on stage winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) but admits that his left knee has been causing him pain.

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