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“Today we decided that even it most likely would be a sprint, the race wasn’t over. Tinkoff - Saxo was a crucial part of the action today. We were in all moves and tried to take the opportunities to go for a breakaway stage win,...

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24.02.2014 @ 12:04 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Having had a disappointing day for Roman Kreuziger on the Green Mountain on Saturday, Team Tinkoff-Saxo showed a fighting attitude in the final stage of the Tour of Oman. The team was part of the action throughout the entire stage before launching Michael Mørkøv to a fine 5th in the sprint.


Yesterday, the Tinkoff-Saxo delegation at the Tour of Oman took on the 146.5 kilometer long sixth and final stage of the six-day race and after a bad day on Saturday where Roman Kreuziger had lost his podium hopes on the the Green Mountain, the team didn’t hesitate to flash the jersey from As Sifah to Matrah Corniche in the sunny Oman.


Nicolas Roche was the first to participate in the break and when they were caught, both Manuele Boaro and Roman Kreuziger showed determination by breaking clear of the pack after a hilly first part of the race. As they were neutralized, Christopher Juul-Jensen launched a counter-attack and was followedby two companions.


However, with a gap of 20 seconds ten kilometres from the finish line, the project seemed doomed but the field didn’t close the gap the very final kilometers. Then, the sprinter teams started up their engines to give full thrust and swept up Juul-Jensen and his two companions entering the final kilometre.


In the furious bunch sprint, André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) rocketed across the finish line to win the final stage of the race while Tinkoff-Saxo’s Danish national champion Michael Mørkøv finished fifth.


“Today we decided that even it most likely would be a sprint, the race wasn’t over," sports director Lars Michaelsen said. "Tinkoff – Saxo was a crucial part of the action today. We were in all moves and tried to take the opportunities to go for a breakaway stage win. Chris came close and with the contribution from the whole team Mørkøv tried his best in the sprint but Greipel was simply too strong.”


Roman Kreuziger finished 8th overall as Chris Froome (Sky) won the race.



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