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The BMC Racing Team rode prominently throughout the Tour of Oman. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
The BMC Racing Team rode prominently throughout the Tour of Oman. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Lodewyck 'Most Aggressive' At Tour of Oman

19. February 2012

Matrah Corniche, Oman

The BMC Racing Team wrapped up a solid week of racing Sunday at the Tour of Oman by again placing a rider in a breakaway before securing Klaas Lodewyck's "most aggressive" rider jersey.

Good Classics Preparation

Lodewyck first pulled on the red, green and white jersey after Stage 2 after joining teammate Martin Kohler in a four-man breakaway. After losing it the next day, he earned it back by being part of a two-man move on Stage 4. "I had a safe ride today; my legs felt OK," Lodewyck said. "This (winning the jersey) shows I worked well this winter and have good condition. I'm looking forward to my next race (Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne)." Michael Schär, whose 16th place overall led the BMC Racing Team, was part of a short-lived four man breakaway through the first 40 kilometers before Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) took the stage win. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) held onto a one-second lead over Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) to win the race overall. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers commended the team for integrating into breakaways five of the six stages. "We made an impact all week," he said. "It was a good for everybody who was here, especially the guys doing the classics. They just need some recovery and then they'll be good."