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Froome wins Tour of Oman

Cycling

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.

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BOSHAR, OMAN - FEBRUARY 15: Chris Froome of Great Britain and SKY Procycling also took the green points jersey after winning stage five of the Tour of Oman from Al Alam Palace to the Ministry of Housing in Boshar on February 15, 2013 in Boshar, Oman. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/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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