Alexander Kristoff kick-started Katusha’s season with their first victory of the season on stage two of the Tour of Oman.
The Norwegian profitted from Andre Greipel suffering a mechanical and timed his sprint to perfection to hold off Leigh Howard in Quriyat.
Howard may have lost the battle, for the second stage running, but is he now leading overall – the red jersey a more-than-adequate consolation for the Australian.
And photographer Bruno Bade was on hand to capture all the action . Check out his great images in the gallery below, which we bring you with the kind permission of race organisers, the ASO.