Days after taking his first win of the 2024 season at the Muscat Classic, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Team Emirates) struck out on stage 2 of the Tour of Oman to take victory on the uphill finish in Qurayyat.
A rare rain-hit day in Oman saw the New Zealander prove the strongest in the dash to the line on the final 3km climb, beating Luke Lamperti (Soudal-QuickStep) and Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) to the finish.
Fisher-Black now takes over the race lead from stage 1 winner Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Dstny). He leads Lamperti by six seconds and Ulissi by eight heading into the stage 3 summit finish at Eastern Mountain.
UAE Team Emirates had set the pace for much of the day, keeping a handle on the three-man break of the day consisting of Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), Nariyuki Masuda (JCL Team Ukyo), Tegsh-bayar Batsaikhan (Roojai Insurance).
The trio got away from the peloton within the opening 25km of the hilly 170.4km stage and lasted out front for most of the day, attaining a maximum gap of five minutes before they were reeled in 6.5km from the finish.
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