2013 Tour of Oman Stage 5 Photos

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Race organizer Eddy Merckx goes for a spin.
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photo Lloyd Images/Muscat Municipality

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Not a typical location for pre-race preparation.
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Bianchi bikes
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Pinarello bikes
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BMC riders prepare for the day's stage.
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Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins
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Race leader Chris Froome (Sky Procycling)
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff)
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Contador spots the photographer framing him through the spokes of a bike wheel.
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Chris Froome awaits the stage start.
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The stage is underway in the neutral zone.
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It will be another day for beautiful cycling landscapes.
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Three riders, two of them looking back, have jumped away from the peloton.
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The peloton
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  Spectators, right, have a front row balcony view of the peloton as it rides along the sea in pursuit of a breakaway.
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The Sky team rides in support of race leader Chris Froome.
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Bradley Wiggins with Chris Froome right behind him
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The breakaway pushes on.
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Sky lead the chase.
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The breakaway
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An elite group of contenders for stage glory has formed in the finale.  Froome, Contador, Rodriguez, Nocentini and Evans are among the riders in the group.
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Wiggo's work for the day in support of Froome is over.
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Contador and Froome battle side by side.
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Froome beats Contador and Rodriguez, making a statement in the process.
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Froome raises an arm in victory.
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Alberto Contador crosses the finish line.
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Christopher Froome raises his arms on the victory podium.
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Froome gets another leader jersey.
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