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Froome wins Tour of Oman

Updated: February 16, 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Associated Press

Updates with stage results, quotes

MUSCAT, Oman -- Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome won the Tour of Oman Saturday, holding off Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans to claim his first stage-race victory.

Froome, a Team Sky rider who grabbed the lead after the fourth stage, crossed the Matrah Corniche in Muscat as part of the peloton to safely protect his 27-second lead over Contador, the two-time Tour de France winner who rides for Team Saxo.

Evans, who won the Tour de ...

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