Hesitation costs Adam Oman win

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SHEFFIELD’S Adam Blythe was ruing a moment’s hesitation in yesterday’s third stage of the Tour of Oman.

The 22-year-old, who rides for American team BMC Racing finished 13th on the 144.5 kilometre ride from Al Awabi (Al Alya) to Muscat Heights (Bank Muscat HQ) but thought he could have challenged for the win.

He posted on Twitter: “Felt good in the final, just hesitated a bit and lost position quickly in the last 1km.”

Germany’s Marcel Kittel just held off overall race leader Andre Greipel to take the stage. World champion Mark Cavendish was eighth.

Today’s stage is 142.5km from Bidbid (Nafa’a) to Al Wadi Al Kabir.