Cycling - Froome seals Tour of Oman title

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) won the final stage of the Tour of Oman in a bunch sprint as Chris Froome claimed the stage race for the second year running.

Cycling - Froome seals Tour of Oman title

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Britain's cyclist Christopher Froome celebrates on the podium with the leaders' red jersey (Getty)

Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo), Michael Hepburn (Orica-GreenEdge) and Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare) were the chief protagonists in the main break of the day and had a 1:30 lead over the peloton after 94km.

However they were reeled in with one kilometre of the race remaining.

Greipel held off Nacer Bouhanni ( and Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura) to take the bunch sprint to win his third stage of the six stage race.

Froome had assumed the GC lead by claiming Saturday's mountainous stage and had a trouble free run to finish safely in the bunch.

Stage result

1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 3:25:41

2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra)

3 Sam Bennett (Irl) NetApp-Endura

4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha

5 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo

General Classification

1 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky 22:02:26

2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC 0:00:26

3 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:00:31

4 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha 0:00:48

5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin 0:00:57

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