Another stage win for Kristoff in Oman
Norway's Alexander Kristoff won his second stage at the Tour of Oman on Friday as Belgian Ben Hermans retained the overall leader's jersey.
Katusha's Kristoff beat Italian Sonny Colbrelli into second with Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium third in a sprint finish at the end of the 118km fourth stage that finished in Muscat.
Hermans leads former world champion Rui Costa of Portugal by five seconds with Dane Jakob Fuglsang third at 13sec.
Saturday's Queen stage will likely be decisive with its finish on The Green Mountain, a 5.7km climb with an average 10.5 percent gradient.