Tour of Oman Provides Ideal Test In Nibali TDF Build-Up

Al Mussanah, Oman, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - Ten days after his season opening race in Dubai, Italy's Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, returns to the peloton on Tuesday and a tougher test in the Tour of Oman. The 30-year-old Sicilian, who finished seventh in Oman last year, is looking forward to a race more suited to his climbing skills unlike Dubai which was predominantly a sprinters … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Retains The Tour of Oman Crown

MUSCAT, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome successfully defended his Tour of Oman title on Sunday following the sixth and final stage in Muscat. The 28-year-old Kenyan-born Team Sky rider topped the overall classification ahead of American Tejay Van Garderen and Colombian Rigoberto Uran. The sixth stage was won by German sprinter Andre Greipel, his … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Sweeps Through To Take Tour of Oman Lead

JABAL AL AKHDAR, Oman, Feb 22, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome moved a step closer to retaining his Tour of Oman crown on Saturday when he took the overall lead after winning the fifth stage. The 28-year-old Kenyan-born rider took over from Friday's fourth-stage winner, Slovakia's Peter Sagan, at the head of the overall standings. Froome came home … [Read more...]

Tour of Oman Stage 4 Ends In Bunch Sprint

MUSCAT, Feb 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan, riding for the Cannondale team, won Friday's Tour of Oman 173-kilometer fourth stage from Wadi Al Abiyad to Muscat to claim the overall lead. Sagan, who inherits the leader's red jersey from Andre Greipel, prevailed in a sprint from Rigoberto Uran of Colombia and Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali. Sagan, Uran and Nibali finished … [Read more...]

Tour of Oman Stage 3 Ends In A Sprinters Dual

AL BUSTAN, Oman, Feb 20, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel took over the lead in the Tour of Oman after the Lotto rider claimed Thursday's third stage, a 145 kilometer ride from Muscat to Al Bustan. Greipel got the better of Slovakia's Peter Sagan and Nacer Bouhanni of France in a sprint finish. The winner already of Tuesday's first stage Greipel prised the leader's red jersey … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Brings Victory To Team Katusha In Oman

Alexander Kristoff earned his first victory of the season as well as the first for team Katusha in the 2014 racing season, pulling out a definitive sprint win in the second stage at the Tour of Oman, 139 km from Al Bustan to Quriyat. - In the final I started a little bit early with 500 meters to go. After a rider passed me, I took his wheel and with 200 meters I started again. I just … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Tour of Oman First stage

MUSCAT, Feb 18, 2014 (AFP) - Andre Greipel of Germany won a sprint finish to take the first stage of the Tour of Oman cycle race in Muscat on Tuesday. Greipel, who became the first rider to don the leader's red jersey, edged ahead of Australia's Leigh Howard and Nicola Ruffoni of Italy crossing the finishing line at Nassen Garden. Greipel, who rides for the Lotto team, has got his … [Read more...]

Tour de France Champ Chris Froome Eyes Tour of Oman Win

by Benoît NOEL MUSCAT, Feb 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Christopher Froome says he wants to show last year's success was no fluke as he kicks off his 2014 campaign in the Tour of Oman that starts Tuesday. The 28-year-old Kenyan-born Briton built up the momentum to take cycling's most prestigious title with a victory last year in Oman and hopes to put down a marker in a … [Read more...]

Champion System’s Traksel ‘Most Aggressive’ At Oman

Matrah Corniche, Oman — Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Bobbie Traskel took home honors as the most aggressive rider at the Tour of Oman Saturday after securing and protecting the jersey since the first day of racing. Heading into the final stage, only Jesus Hernandez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) had the potential of stealing the jersey from Traksel, but it would have required him to take maximum … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Wins The Tour of Oman For Team Sky

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Chris Froome of Britain won the Tour of Oman on Saturday, last year's Tour de France runner-up beating two previous winners of cycling's blue riband, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. The Sky star, who took possession of the leader's red jersey on Thursday, had a 27 second advantage over Spain's Contador in the overall standings with Australia's Evans 39s away in third. Saturday's … [Read more...]