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Tour of Oman: Masnada takes command with stage 4 victory

Fausto Masnada (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) claimed victory and the overall lead on an action-packed stage 4 of the Tour of Oman

On a day where the bunch was blown apart by the hills and wind, QuickStep set out aggressively and Masnada took command of the race, winning the stage solo by over a minute to carve out a big advantage in the overall standings. 

His teammate Mauro Schmid, who had laid the foundations with a long-range attack of his own, sprinted to second place from the small chase group to make it a perfect day for the Belgian team. 

Kevin Vaquelin (Arkea-Samsic) claimed the final spot on the podium in a seven-man group that also contained stage 3 winner Anthon Charmig (Uno-X), who was forced to watch the red leader's jersey slip from his shoulders.

There was an early breakaway - Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF), Julen Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Michael Kukrle (Gazprom-RusVelo) - but it didn't last long as the race exploded on the early climbs of Al Jissah and Al Wadi al Kabir. 

Team DSM helped shred the bunch to just 30-odd riders, but QuickStep weren't content with that, firing 12th-placed Schmid up the road in a solo breakaway after just 44km. 

After a period of relentless attacking in the bunch, Schmid found company in the form of the DSM duo of Soren Kragh Andersen and Jonas Hvideberg, plus Antoine Duchesne (Groupama-FDJ), Joan Bou (Euskaltel-Euskadi), and Marco Canola (Gazprom-RusVelo).

Together they reached the finishing area and prepared for the loops in the hills around Muscat, with three ascents of Al Jabal Street - 3.2km at 6.8 per cent - on the agenda. 

Zoccarato bridged across on the first climb to take the mountains points but, after a descent and short stint on the flat, Schmid launched again on the second ascent and was solo once more. 

The second climb saw the reduced bunch explode once more, with Masnada and Charmig both part of a 12-man move that contained most of the riders at the top of the overall classification after Saturday's uphill finish. 

Schmid took 10 seconds over the top, while things regrouped behind on the descent. Vaquelin hit out with Kukrle and Kevin Vermaerke (DSM) on the descent and worked his way over to Schmid for the final ascent of Al Jabal Street, which topped out 14km from the finish. 

The reduced bunch exploded again on the final climb and Masnada once again went clear with Charmig, Jan Hirt (Intermarché), and Henri Vandenebeele (DSM). The margins were tight on the plateau over the top, and when things came together, Masnada attacked on the descent with 12km to go. 

He carved out 25 seconds by the time he hit the flat, and he then profited from disorganisation in the chase to stretch that all the way out to 1:07 by the finish line, where he roared in celebration. 

Masnada now leads the race by 55 seconds over Charmig, with Hirt third at 58 seconds and Schmid fourth at 1:08. The race is Masnada's to lose as Monday sees the crucial summit finish on Green Mountain ahead of the flat final stage on Tuesday.

PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team03:01:53
2Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:01:07
3Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
4Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
5Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM
6Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
7Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
9Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis00:01:18
10Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM00:01:23
11Stan Van Tricht (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:01:26
12Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-Rusvelo
13Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
14Cameron Meyer (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
15Davide Villella (Ita) Cofidis
16Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
17Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
18Kevin Colleoni (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco
19Hugo Page (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
20Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
21Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
22Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
23Harold Martin Lopez (Ecu) Astana Qazaqstan Development
24Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis
25Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
26Juan Carlos Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Development
27Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
28Laurent Pichon (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
29Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
30Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:01:55
31Paul Penhoet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:02:18
32Michael Kukrle (Cze) Gazprom-Rusvelo
33Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic
34Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
35Mario Aparicio Muñoz (Spa) Burgos-BH
36Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ00:03:17
37Louis Blouwe (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:05:27
38Yousif Mirza Al-Hammadi (UAE) UAE Team Emirates
39Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
40Charles Planet (Fra) Novo Nordisk
41Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
42Kelland O’Brien (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
43Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ
44Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
45Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
46Stijn Steels (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
47Clément Davy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
48Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
49Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
50Johnatan Cañaveral Vargas (Col) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
51Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
52Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ00:09:05
53Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Cofidis00:10:31
54Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
55Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:11:29
56Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates
57Luca Rastelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
58Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates
59Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development
60Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
61Marcus Sander Hansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
62Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
63Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis
64Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
65Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
66Umberto Poli (Ita) Novo Nordisk
67Campbell Stewart (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco
68Mark Cavendish (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
69Nicolas Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development
70Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71Johan Meens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
72Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM
73Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkea-Samsic
74Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
75Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
76Gianmarco Garofoli (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Development
77Julius Johansen (Den) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:19:23
78Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
79Alexander Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH00:19:26
80Nathan Vandepitte (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
81Abdulrahman al Yaaqoobi (Oma) Oman National Team00:20:47
82Said al Rahbi (Oma) Oman National Team00:20:54
83Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Novo Nordisk
84Gerd de Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk
85Andrea Peron (Ita) Novo Nordisk
86Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
87Mohammed Al-Wahibi (Oma) Oman National Team
88Mundher Al-Hsani (Oma) Oman National Team
89Mazin al Riyami (Oma) Oman National Team
90Mihkel Räim (Est) Burgos-BH
91Victor Langellotti (Mon) Burgos-BH
92Luca Colnaghi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
93Faisal Al-Mammari (Oma) Oman National Team
DNFDorian De Maeght (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
DNFGabriel Muller (Fra) Burgos-BH
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Novo Nordisk

Sprint 1 - Al Jissah km. 27
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'3
2Michael Kukrle (Cze) Gazprom-Rusvelo2
3Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1

Sprint 2 - Climb Of Al Jabal Street (Bousher Al Amerat) km. 104
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic3
2Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team2
3Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux1

Sprint 3 - Royal Opera House Muscat km. 119.5
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team15
2Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team12
3Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic9
4Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates7
5Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM6
6Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team5
7Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux4
8Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM3
9Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis2
10Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM1

Young riders
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team03:03:00
2Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
3Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM
4Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
5Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
6Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM00:00:16
7Stan Van Tricht (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:00:19
8Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
9Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
10Kevin Colleoni (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco
11Hugo Page (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
12Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
13Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
14Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
15Harold Martin Lopez (Ecu) Astana Qazaqstan Development
16Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis
17Juan Carlos Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Development
18Paul Penhoet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:01:11
19Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
20Mario Aparicio Muñoz (Spa) Burgos-BH
21Louis Blouwe (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:04:20
22Kelland O’Brien (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
23Clément Davy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
24Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
25Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:09:24
26Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates00:10:22
27Luca Rastelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
28Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development
29Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
30Marcus Sander Hansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
31Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis
32Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
33Campbell Stewart (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco
34Nicolas Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development
35Johan Meens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
36Gianmarco Garofoli (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Development
37Julius Johansen (Den) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:18:16
38Alexander Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH00:18:19
39Nathan Vandepitte (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
40Said al Rahbi (Oma) Oman National Team00:19:47
41Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Novo Nordisk
42Mohammed Al-Wahibi (Oma) Oman National Team
43Mundher Al-Hsani (Oma) Oman National Team
44Luca Colnaghi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
45Faisal Al-Mammari (Oma) Oman National Team

PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
2Team DSM00:01:04
3Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:01:26
8UAE Team Emirates00:05:27
9Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:05:46
11Astana Qazaqstan Development00:11:48
14Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:18:52
15Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:21:32
16Novo Nordisk00:35:17
17Oman National Team01:00:02

General classification after stage 4
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team14:49:00
2Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:00:55
3Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:00:58
4Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:01:06
5Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates00:01:07
6Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic00:01:22
7Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM
8Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM00:01:23
9Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:01:28
10Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:01:31
11Harold Martin Lopez (Ecu) Astana Qazaqstan Development
12Hugo Page (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
13Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
14Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
15Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis00:01:33
16Kevin Colleoni (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco00:01:41
17Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:01:48
18Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:01:51
19Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic00:01:53
20Davide Villella (Ita) Cofidis00:01:58
21Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
22Juan Carlos Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:02:08
23Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis00:02:12
24Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:02:39
25Paul Penhoet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:02:50
26Mario Aparicio Muñoz (Spa) Burgos-BH00:02:55
27Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic00:03:00
28Michael Kukrle (Cze) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:03:09
29Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM00:03:49
30Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ00:04:36
31Stan Van Tricht (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:05:31
32Laurent Pichon (Fra) Arkea-Samsic00:06:04
33Johnatan Cañaveral Vargas (Col) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:06:09
34Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:06:11
35Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH00:06:18
36Yousif Mirza Al-Hammadi (UAE) UAE Team Emirates00:06:41
37Cameron Meyer (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:06:44
38Charles Planet (Fra) Novo Nordisk00:07:01
39Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM00:07:08
40Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ00:07:29
41Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:07:42
42Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ00:08:08
43Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:08:24
44Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
45Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:09:13
46Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ00:09:53
47Clément Davy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:10:13
48Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates00:12:18
49Johan Meens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:12:22
50Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkea-Samsic00:12:31
51Louis Blouwe (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:12:44
52Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:12:47
53Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:12:57
54Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:13:11
55Kelland O’Brien (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:13:13
56Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM00:13:20
57Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis00:13:47
58Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:14:03
59Gianmarco Garofoli (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:14:09
60Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:14:49
61Luca Rastelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:14:52
62Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates00:15:16
63Stijn Steels (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:15:17
64Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Cofidis00:15:20
65Marcus Sander Hansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:15:46
66Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH00:16:39
67Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:16:59
68Mark Cavendish (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:17:15
69Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:17:24
70Nicolas Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:17:34
71Umberto Poli (Ita) Novo Nordisk00:17:40
72Campbell Stewart (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco00:17:53
73Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates00:18:30
74Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:19:05
75Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:19:52
76Alexander Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH00:20:26
77Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:21:17
78Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates00:21:24
79Victor Langellotti (Mon) Burgos-BH00:21:29
80Andrea Peron (Ita) Novo Nordisk00:24:59
81Said al Rahbi (Oma) Oman National Team00:25:24
82Luca Colnaghi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:25:38
83Nathan Vandepitte (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:26:11
84Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Novo Nordisk00:26:13
85Mihkel Räim (Est) Burgos-BH00:26:59
86Mundher Al-Hsani (Oma) Oman National Team00:27:25
87Julius Johansen (Den) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:28:46
88Faisal Al-Mammari (Oma) Oman National Team00:28:47
89Mohammed Al-Wahibi (Oma) Oman National Team00:28:57
90Gerd de Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk00:30:27
91Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:30:52
92Abdulrahman al Yaaqoobi (Oma) Oman National Team00:31:57
93Mazin al Riyami (Oma) Oman National Team00:32:58

Points Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team30
2Fausto Masnada (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team24
3Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates22
4Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco21
5Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team20
6Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux17
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkea-Samsic16
8Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates15
9Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team13
10Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12
11Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic12
12Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic9
13Paul Penhoet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ9
14Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM7
15Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6
16Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'6
17Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM6
18Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux6
19Mihkel Räim (Est) Burgos-BH6
20Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux5
21Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates5
22Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Cofidis4
23Campbell Stewart (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco4
24Harold Martin Lopez (Ecu) Astana Qazaqstan Development3
25Hugo Page (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux3
26Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo2
27Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis2
28Michael Kukrle (Cze) Gazprom-Rusvelo2
29Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB2
30Louis Blouwe (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB2
31Andrea Peron (Ita) Novo Nordisk2
32Mohammed Al-Wahibi (Oma) Oman National Team2
33Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1
34Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM1
35Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH1
36Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1
37Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi-3

Young Riders Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team14:49:55
2Mauro Schmid (Swi) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:00:11
3Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM00:00:27
4Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM00:00:28
5Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:00:36
6Harold Martin Lopez (Ecu) Astana Qazaqstan Development
7Hugo Page (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
9Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
10Kevin Colleoni (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco00:00:46
11Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkea-Samsic00:00:58
12Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:01:03
13Juan Carlos Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:01:13
14Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis00:01:17
15Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi00:01:44
16Paul Penhoet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:01:55
17Mario Aparicio Muñoz (Spa) Burgos-BH00:02:00
18Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM00:02:54
19Stan Van Tricht (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team00:04:36
20Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM00:06:13
21Clément Davy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ00:09:18
22Johan Meens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:11:27
23Louis Blouwe (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:11:49
24Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:11:52
25Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:12:02
26Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:12:16
27Kelland O’Brien (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:12:18
28Szymon Sajnok (Pol) Cofidis00:12:52
29Gianmarco Garofoli (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:13:14
30Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:13:54
31Luca Rastelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:13:57
32Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates00:14:21
33Marcus Sander Hansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:14:51
34Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco00:16:29
35Nicolas Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Development00:16:39
36Campbell Stewart (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco00:16:58
37Alexander Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH00:19:31
38Said al Rahbi (Oma) Oman National Team00:24:29
39Luca Colnaghi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:24:43
40Nathan Vandepitte (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:25:16
41Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Novo Nordisk00:25:18
42Mundher Al-Hsani (Oma) Oman National Team00:26:30
43Julius Johansen (Den) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux00:27:51
44Faisal Al-Mammari (Oma) Oman National Team00:27:52
45Mohammed Al-Wahibi (Oma) Oman National Team00:28:02

Teams Classification
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResult
1Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux44:31:04
5Team DSM00:01:41
7UAE Team Emirates00:05:07
8Bardiani CSF Faizane'00:05:20
11Astana Qazaqstan Development00:11:54
14Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB00:21:38
15Uno-X Pro Cycling Team00:26:39
16Novo Nordisk00:44:44
17Oman National Team01:14:45

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Deputy Editor - Europe. Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor - Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and - despite a pandemic-induced hiatus - travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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