Chris Froome of Britain won the Tour of Oman on Saturday. Froome, last year’s Tour de France runner-up beat two previous Tour de France winners, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. The Sky star, who took possession of the leader’s red jersey on Thursday, had a 27 second advantage over Spain’s Contador in the overall standings with Australia’s Evans 39 seconds away in third.
Saturday’s sixth and final stage, a 144km ride from Hawit Nagam park in the south of the emirate to Muscat along the Matrah corniche, was won by France’s Nacer Bouhanni. He finished clear in a sprint from Australia’s Matthew Goss and USA rider Taylor Phinney.