"The weather made the day very difficult, which makes the victory even sweeter" - Finn Fisher-Black strikes again at Tour of Oman

Finn Fisher-Black will surely carry on some great memories from racing in Oman. After winning the Muscat Classic on Friday, the UAE Team Emirates rider won the second stage of the Tour of Oman regardless the hostile weather conditions.

In the stage with finish on top of 2.7km á 6.7% Qurayyat climb, the New Zealander won 2 seconds ahead of a seven-headed group consisting of a mixture of pre-race GC favourites (Adam Yates, Mauri Vansevenant), stage hunters (Jesús Herrada, Anthon Charmig) and... Luke Lamperti?! In addition to this great result, Diego Ulissi rounded the podium in third place and classification leader Yates also didn't lose any time.

"The team did an excellent job today. I had good feelings during the Muscat Classic, so the team trusted me to aim for victory again, they believed in me. The weather made the day very difficult, which makes the victory even sweeter," Fisher-Black expressed in press release.

With shortened stage 3, the Kiwi rider could also start thinking of his own GC result. Tuesday's stage 4 is unlikely to bring decisive gaps in the overall standings and then it'll all come down to the well-known Green Mountain (5.8km á 10.1%). While Adam Yates will be UAE Team Emirates' man to go for, Fisher-Black could hold on to a decent result himself too.

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