The 3rd stage of the Volta ao Algarve was one for the time trial specialists and Jonothan Castroviejo (Movistar) would capitalize on the opportunity, taking the win ahead of Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Primoz Roglic (Lotto-Soudal). The 18km race against the clock was not the longest of efforts, but definitely one the purists would relish as they aimed to average over 50km/h for the duration of the course. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were intially hoping Steve Cummings could target today’s stage but after the Brit had to pull out with illness yesterday, it was a day of taking what we could. Edvald Boasson Hagen was.
The 4th stage of the Tour of Oman was a riveting race which in the end, boiled down to a bunch gallop won by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin). Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) and Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) completed the podium. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka put in a rock solid performance with Nathan Haas taking 4th and Kristian Sbaragli in 6th. It was a short and explosive day in Oman with the stage measured at only 118km. The climb of Bousher was tackled 3 times in the final 40km today and this would be where all the action of the day took place. An early.