The action got underway in Oman today with a 178.5km stage from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park. The day saw a breakaway of five riders away for most of the day. With 10 km to go they were brought back by the peloton and the race ended in a bunch sprint. Team Sunweb worked well together throughout the day, and all of the team’s riders finished safely in the bunch.
Team coach Marc Reef (NED) said: “The teamwork was really good today. We put Tom in the chase after the feed zone and everything was under control. It was quite windy during the stage but in the end it didn’t influence the race. In the final the guys went a little bit too far into the last 2km and ran out of gas. We’re looking forward to another day in Oman tomorrow.”