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Froome wins Tour of Oman

BOSHAR, Oman – Chris Froome of Britain won the Tour of Oman on Saturday, last year's Tour de France runner-up beating two previous winners of cycling's blue riband, 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 39s away in third.

Chris Froome of Britain won the Tour of Oman on Saturday, last year's Tour de France runner-up beating two previous winners of cycling's blue riband, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. Photo by Bryn Lennon. Credit: Getty Images

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. – Sapa-AFP

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