Giacomo Nizzolo finished fourth on the opening stage of the Tour of Oman as Alexander Kristoff (UAE) won the stage that finished at Suhar Corniche.
Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) were second and third respectively.
The rest of our team all finished safely in the front group with Ryan Gibbons in 20th spot except for the ever-hardworking Jaco Venter who was just over a minute behind.
He said it
“Today the stage was quite stressy because of the wind, the team helped me all the way so I’m very thankful. The sprint was hectic because of the tail-wind and I was a bit far back so I moved up and I had a feel that I could perhaps take third place. But anyway it was a good step forward for the next days, and we can be better (in the stages to come).” – Giacomo Nizzolo