Tour of Oman 2013 - Stage 2 Race Report

Stage two of the 2013 Tour of Oman ran from Fanja in Bidbid in the west, round to Al Bustan on the east coast of the Sultanate 146km away. Subscribe to GCN at http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs A world away from the Tour de France and the Euro tour team buses, the peloton made do with plastic chairs today. Given the rather brutal climb at the end of the day we were expecting that the end of the race would be rather different from yesterday. The start of the race looked very similar though, with a break from Bobbie Traksel of Champion System, today joined by Japanese rider Tomohoro Kinoshita. The break was maintained until around 40km from the end when the riders were caught and the big names really went for it, with Contador, Nibali and Sagan fighting it out in the climbs in the last 6 or so kilometres. GC After Stage 2: 1 Peter Sagan - Cannondale Pro Cycling 7:53:25 2 Tony Gallopin - RadioShack Leopard 0:00:09 3 Martin Elmiger - IAM Cycling 0:00:11 4 Vincenzo Nibali - Astana 0:00:15 5 Nacer Bouhanni - FDJ 0:00:17 6 Chris Froome - Sky Pro Cycling 0:00:17 7 Zdenek Stybar - Omega Pharma Quick-Step 0:00:17 8 Stijn Vandenbergh - Omega Pharma Quick-Step 0:00:21 9 Marco Bandiera - IAM Cycling 0:00:21 10 Peter Velits - Omega Pharma Quick-Step 0:00:21 Music: Breakwater (Original Club Mix) Funkagenda: http://gcn.eu/UV0Mg3 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!"

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