Greipel triumphs despite scare

Already a two-time winner on the Tour of Oman last year, André Greipel claimed stage 1 of the 2014 edition after a bunched sprint. The German champion did however have quite a scare when he found himself trapped in a dropped group in the last 25 kms of the race. The pack eventually bunched up again, before the 6-time Tour de France stage winner powered to glory, beating Howard and Ruffoni to the line and conquering the overall leader's Red Jersey. 

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The stage in videos

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Summary of stage 1

  • Summary of stage 1
  • Teaser

The stage in pictures

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Jersey wearers after the stage 6

Classifications after the stage 6

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