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Top Cock Coquard In Oman!
PeloPics: The pro peloton has moved on fro Dubai to its neighbor in Oman for the next six days. Stage one of the 9th edition of the Oman race was 162.5 kilometers from Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University and although it had a climb, a sprint finish was expected.

After the break of the day was reeled in the sprinter team took over, with Dimension Data looking for a win from Mark Cavendish, Cofidis for Nacer Bouhanni, Trek-Segafredo for Giacomo Nizzolo and UAE Team Emirates for European champion Alexander Kristoff. At the line it was Bryan Coquard who gave new team on the block; Vital Concept Club their second win of the 2018 season.

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos © 2018
Team transport was different

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - TEAM ROOMPOT - NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJpictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos ©2018
The fans were out to see the race start in Nizwa

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratiepictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton took it easy at first

MUSCAT, SULTANATE OF OMAN - FEBRUARY 13 : ARCHBOLD Shane of Aqua Blue Sport during stage 1 of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 ( Photo by Vincent Kalut / Photonews
UAE Team Emirates were looking for the win with European champion Alexander Kristoff

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - DUNNE Conor of Aqua Blue Sport, VAN GOETHEM Brian of Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij, PERICHON Pierre-Luc of Fortuneo - Samsic, FARAZIJN Maxime of Sport Vlaanderen - Baloisepictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - V
Break of the day - Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport), Brian Van Goethem (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij), Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Samsic) and Maxime Farazijn (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos © 2018
Unlike Dubai, Oman has climbs

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton took its time catching the leaders

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 - VK/PN/photo Cor Vos © 2018
The bunch lifted the pace with 50K to go and the break was caught as they approached the final 10 kilometers

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - Alexander KRISTOFF (Norway / UAE Team Emirates) - COQUARD Bryan  (FRA)  of Vital Concept Cycling Club - Mark CAVENDISH (GBR / Team Dimension Data)  pictured during stage 1 form Nizwa to Sultan Qaboos University of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 -
A big win for Coquard over strong competition

MUSCAT, SULTANATE OF OMAN - FEBRUARY 13 : COQUARD Bryan (FRA) (Vital Concept) during stage 1 of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 ( Photo by Vincent Kalut / Photonews
A very happy Coquard and his Vital Concept team

MUSCAT, SULTANATE OF OMAN - FEBRUARY 13 : COQUARD Bryan (FRA) (Vital Concept) during stage 1 of the 9th edition of the 2018 Tour of Oman cycling race, a stage of 162.5 kms between Nizwa and Sultan Qaboos University on February 13, 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman, 13/02/2018 ( Photo by Vincent Kalut / Photonews
Stage and overall lead goes to Bryan Coquard

Oman stage 1:


Tour of Oman Stage 1 Result:
1. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept Club in 3:58:41
2. Mark Cavendish (GB) Dimension Data
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis
5. Maximilian Richard Walscheid (Ger) Sunweb
6. Adam Blythe (GB) Aqua Blue Sport
7. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
8. Bram Welten (Ned) Fortuneo-Samsic
9. Magnus Nielsen (Den) Astana
10. Boris Vallee (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

Tour of Oman Overall After Stage 1:
1. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept Club in 3:58:31
2. Mark Cavendish (GB) Dimension Data at 0:04
3. Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
4. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:06
5. Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise at 0:08
6. Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
7. Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport
8. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis at 0:10
9. Maximilian Richard Walscheid (Ger) Sunweb
10.Adam Blythe (GB) Aqua Blue Sport.

 


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