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Cycling: Froome wins Tour of Oman

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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.

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.

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