Updated: Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:29 | By Agence France-Presse

Froome sweeps through to take Tour of Oman lead

Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome moved a step closer to retaining his Tour of Oman crown on Saturday when he took the overall lead after winning the fifth stage.


Froome sweeps through to take Tour of Oman lead

Tour de France champion Chris Froome addresses a news conference on November 19, 2013 in Nairobi - by Simon Maina

The 28-year-old Kenyan-born rider took over from Friday's fourth-stage winner, Slovakia's Peter Sagan, at the head of the overall standings.

The race finishes on Sunday.

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