12 February 2022

Tour of Oman (3rd stage): Elie Gesbert 3rd

Elie Gesbert took the 3rd place of the 3rd stage of the Tour of Oman (Sultan Qaboos University – Qurayyat). Photos Getty

“I knew the finish since 2019 (9th). I had memories of a tougher finish. I think it was a little bit lacking in percentage for me. In the end, it didn’t come down to much. I wanted to win, I am not far behind. Now I’m placed overall and I’m going to fight to the end.”

Sébastien Hinault

Sports director: “The finish in Qurayyat was the first explanation for the overall classification. Elie answered present with this third place. He came up against someone stronger than him. He is also third overall. Monday’s stage to Jabal Al Akhdhar will be the judge of this Tour of Oman. There are three beautiful stages left and some great things to do. From tomorrow, if he manages to pass the bumps, Amaury also has his card to play.”