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Greg Van Avermaet is now eighth overall, 10 seconds off the lead. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Greg Van Avermaet is now eighth overall, 10 seconds off the lead. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Tour of Oman, Stage 2: Van Avermaet Finishes Fourth

16. February 2011

Al Wutayya, Oman

Greg Van Avermaet scored the BMC Racing Team's best result of the season with his fourth place finish Wednesday at the Tour of Oman.

Tremendous Teamwork

BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said he wanted to split the race on a climb 50 kilometers from the finish. "I asked the sprinters to make a strong tempo one kilometer from the bottom," he said. Karsten Kroon, Michael Schär and Van Avermaet made the decisive split. "The team did good work on the climb and Michi and Karsten got me in good position for the sprint," Van Avermaet said. Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) won the stage and took the overall lead.