Updated: Sunday, 23 February 2014 20:50 | By Agence France-Presse

Froome retains Tour of Oman crown

Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome successfully defended his Tour of Oman title on Sunday following the sixth and final stage in Muscat.

Froome retains Tour of Oman crown

Cyclists compete in the fifth stage of the Tour of Oman from Bidbid to Jabal al-Akhdhar, on February 22, 2014 - by Mohammed Mahjoub

The 28-year-old Kenyan-born Team Sky rider topped the overall classification ahead of American Tejay Van Garderen and Colombian Rigoberto Uran.

The sixth stage was won by German sprinter Andre Greipel, his third stage win of the week, as he edged out Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni with Ireland's Sam Bennett third.

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