Chris Froome takes Tour of Oman lead

Froome takes Oman lead
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Chris Froome finishes second in the fourth stage of the Tour of Oman to take the overall lead.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome has taken the overall lead at the Tour of Oman with two days remaining.

The 27-year-old came second to Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in the fourth stage, a 152.5km mountain race from Al Saltiyah in Samail to Jabal Al Akhdhar.

He now has a 24-second lead over his nearest rival Cadel Evans (BMC), while two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) is lurking in third place.

Bradley Wiggins, who is assisting Froome in his bid for victory, is in 68th position and 10 minutes 28 seconds off the pace.

Team Sky
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