The American racked up his third podium of the season.

Luke Lamperti confirmed there’s more to him than meets the eye on the second stage of the Tour of Oman. Two days after taking runner-up in the hilly Muscat Classic, where he won the bunch sprint behind the solo victor of the day, the 21-year-old from Santa Rosa produced an incredible ride on the first uphill finish of the Omani stage race, finishing ahead of the climbers and the puncheurs on his way to another podium.

It was a rain-hit day at the Tour of Oman, something that isn’t common here, but that didn’t prevent the peloton from bringing back the three-man breakaway group that at one point had a six-minute gap. Things began heating up despite the inclement weather in anticipation of the final battle, as more teams moved to the front knowing positioning would be key.

On the tough Qurayyat climb, averaging 6.7% over 2.7 kilometers but featuring ramps of 14% under the flamme rouge, Luke showcased his undoubted talent and turned heads with a ride impossible to ignore that netted him another second, behind Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Team Emirates), and out him in the same position ahead of Monday’s stage.

“The weather was crazy. Because it hasn’t rained for so long the roads were very slippery, something I have never encountered before. The team rode really well and helped me get to the climb in a good position. The plan was to survive and see what I could do, as the finish was on paper too hard for me, but with the weather it was also about positioning and being smart, and I managed to get this nice podium. It’s a good result, but we’ll keep looking for a win here”, Luke said after the race which saw another Soudal Quick-Step rider, Mauri Vansevenant, finish in the top ten.

 

Photo credit: ©Wout Beel

Race details

1 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
4:04:04
2 Luke Lamperti
Soudal - Quick Step
0:02
3 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:02
4 Anthon Charmig
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:02
5 Roger Adrià Oliveras
BORA - hansgrohe
0:02
6 Adam Yates
UAE Team Emirates
0:02
7 Mauri Vansevenant
Soudal - Quick Step
0:02
8 Jenno Berckmoes
Lotto Dstny
0:02
9 Alessandro Verre
0:06
10 Davide De Pretto
Team Jayco AlUla
0:06
15 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
0:06
22 Fausto Masnada
Soudal - Quick Step
0:12
30 Antoine Huby
Soudal - Quick Step
0:12
37 Gil Gelders
Soudal - Quick Step
0:21
60 Paul Magnier
Soudal - Quick Step
1:27
1 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
8:27:22
2 Luke Lamperti
Soudal - Quick Step
0:06
3 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:08
4 Roger Adrià Oliveras
BORA - hansgrohe
0:12
5 Anthon Charmig
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:12
6 Adam Yates
UAE Team Emirates
0:12
7 Jenno Berckmoes
Lotto Dstny
0:12
8 Mauri Vansevenant
Soudal - Quick Step
0:12
9 Ben Zwiehoff
BORA - hansgrohe
0:16
10 Thomas Pesenti
JCL Team UKYO
0:16
15 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
0:16
30 Fausto Masnada
Soudal - Quick Step
0:22
38 Gil Gelders
Soudal - Quick Step
0:31
41 Antoine Huby
Soudal - Quick Step
0:32
56 Paul Magnier
Soudal - Quick Step
1:37
1 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
15 pt
2 Caleb Ewan
Team Jayco AlUla
15 pt
3 Luke Lamperti
Soudal - Quick Step
12 pt
4 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
12 pt
5 Óscar Pelegrí Ferrandis
Burgos - BH
11 pt
6 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
9 pt
7 Alexander Kristoff
Uno-X Mobility
9 pt
8 Anthon Charmig
Astana Qazaqstan Team
7 pt
9 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
7 pt
10 Roger Adrià Oliveras
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
11 Paul Magnier
Soudal - Quick Step
6 pt
16 Mauri Vansevenant
Soudal - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Finn Fisher-Black
UAE Team Emirates
8:27:22
2 Luke Lamperti
Soudal - Quick Step
0:06
3 Jenno Berckmoes
Lotto Dstny
0:12
4 Mauri Vansevenant
Soudal - Quick Step
0:12
5 Thomas Pesenti
JCL Team UKYO
0:16
6 Alessandro Verre
0:16
7 Davide De Pretto
Team Jayco AlUla
0:16
8 Johannes Kulset
Uno-X Mobility
0:19
9 Iván Cobo Cayón
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:19
10 Francesco Busatto
Intermarché - Wanty
0:19
17 Gil Gelders
Soudal - Quick Step
0:31
18 Antoine Huby
Soudal - Quick Step
0:32
28 Paul Magnier
Soudal - Quick Step
1:37
1 UAE Team Emirates 25:22:40
2 Soudal - Quick Step 0:06
3 BORA - hansgrohe 0:16
4 JCL Team UKYO 0:26
5 Intermarché - Wanty 0:29
6 Array 0:40
7 Equipo Kern Pharma 0:51
8 Cofidis 0:57
9 Lotto Dstny 1:00
10 Uno-X Mobility 1:19

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