Chris Froome safely negotiated the final stage
Chris Froome completed overall victory at the Tour of Oman for the second year in succession after safely negotiating Sunday’s sixth and final stage in Muscat.
The Team Sky rider, who had charged into the race lead with a solo win on stage five, avoided incident in a frantic sprint finish won by Germany’s Andre Greipel at the Matrah Corniche.
Froome followed him over the line in the main bunch to ensure he retains the title he claimed last year.
The win gets his 2014 season off to the perfect start and sounds an ominous warning to his main rivals ahead of this summer’s Tour de France.
Greipel, meanwhile, claimed his third victory of the race and sixth of the season by beating Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) into second place and Ireland’s Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura) into third.
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