André Greipel ends the Tour of Oman in dominating fashion! Greipel takes the final stage with his third win of the tour, sealing a very successful endeavor for the Lotto-Belisol team! Congratulations to Greipel and the entire Lotto team!
Bart Leysen, sports director: "Today we aimed for another bunch sprint. The beginning of the stage was very tough. The plan was to have one of our riders in a breakaway, so we shouldn't have to lead the chase. First Jurgen Van den Broeck jumped away with Kreuziger and Nibali. They stayed in front for about five kilometers. Then Pim Ligthart attacked and later it was up to Gert Dockx. But the escapees didn't get any space. Katusha wanted to let it all explode on the last climb and closed the gap. Halfway a front group of three was formed which stayed ahead until the final. We kept them under control with Lars Bak and Gert Dockx. Marcel Sieberg and Jürgen Roelandts dropped off André Greipel perfectly again and he sprinted towards the victory."
"These two weeks in Qatar and Oman have been successful. We won four out of twelve stages. With Jürgen Roelandts and André Greipel we came close to an extra win in Qatar. It proves the whole team is good. The guys can go home in perfect condition for the Belgian opening weekend. We can't wish for anything more. Also Tony Gallopin and Jurgen van den Broeck have done an excellent job for the team. They are still building up and their goals are yet to come."