Severe heat, a sandstorm and a riders' protest persuade organizers to first shorten, then cancel stage 5 of the Tour of Oman
The Italian says not being in top condition right now "means nothing"
Movistar's Rafael Valls powered clear of Tejay van Garderen in the final kilometer to take stage 4 and the overall lead in the Tour of Oman.
The 26-year-old American finishes second in stage 4 and now sits nine seconds out of first place with two days of racing left
The Spaniard now holds a 5-second lead over American Tejay van Garderen in the race for the overall
Scenes from the third stage of racing in Oman, which covered 158 kilometers
Alexander Kristoff (right) wins stage 3 at the Tour of Oman after notching three victories in last week’s Tour of Qatar
After a hilly finale in Oman, Cancellara out-sprints a select group to win the day and take the overall lead on a hot day of racing
American Tejay van Garderen is working on his weaknesses ahead of the Tour de France after what he calls his best season ever in 2014