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‘I was worried, that was close’ – Jorgenson edges to one-second Tour of Oman win

Belgian Mauri Vansevenant L of SoudalQuick Step French Geoffrey Bouchard of Ag2R Citroen Team C and US Matteo Jorgenson of Movistar Team R compete in the last climb to Green Mountain during the fifth stage of the 2023 Tour of Oman from Samail Al Fayhaa Resthouse to Jabal Al Akhdhar Green Mountain on February 15 2023 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

For ten long minutes, Matteo Jorgenson sat quietly on the edge of the car boot of the Movistar team car waiting to hear official confirmation he had won the Tour of Oman outright.

But when the news came through, shouted – given the lack of internet coverage – by one race reporter to another until word reached the team car some 100 metres above the Jabal Al Akhdar finish line, Jorgenson’s nerves instantly dissolved in a huge roar of delight.

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