Just like on the first day, the second stage of the Tour of Oman (2.Pro, 10-15/02) this Friday ended in a bunch sprint in Sohar. A flat stage connected Naseem Park with the old capital of the sultanate through a parcours of 167 kilometer next to the Arabic Sea and only two riders animated the breakaway of the day.
Belgian rider Tom Devriendt was the appointed sprinter in the selection directed by Valerio Piva and benefited from the exemplary teamwork of his teammates all race long. He finished fifth in the sprint which was won by Mark Cavendish.
On Saturday, an explosive finish awaits the riders in Qurayyat (2.8km at 7%) after a hilly stage of 180 kilometer through the Hajar mountains.