After two years of absence, the Tour of Oman (2.Pro, 10-15/02) in the sultanate of the Middle East returns on the calendar with a six day race.
The sprinters have three opportunities to battle for the stage win, in the first stage towards capital Muscat, the second one towards former capital Sohar and the closing stage finishing in Matrah. Next to the crosswinds, differences in the individual classification can be made on the explosive final in Qurayyat (2.8km at 6.5%), the hilly fourth stage with three repetitions of the Boushar Al Amerat (4km at 6.6%) and the queen stage towards the Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) (6km at 9.9%) te next day.
Rein Taaramäe and Jan Hirt will start their 2022 season with a second participation to the Tour of Oman. Belgian riders Tom Devriendt and Kévin Van Melsen, Danish rider Julius Johansen and Frenchman Hugo Page complete the line up under the direction of Valerio Piva.
Tour of Oman:
Stage 1 (10/02): Al Rustaq – Oman Exhibition & Convention Center (138,1 km)
Stage 2 (11/02): Naseem Garden – Sohar Corniche (167,3 km)
Stage 3 (12/02): Sultan Qaboos University – Qurayyat (180,1 km)
Stage 4 (13/02): Al Sifah – Muscat Royal Opera (119,3 km)
Stage 5 (14/02): Sama’il – Jabal Al Akhdhar (154,2 km)
Stage 6 (15/02): Al Mouj – Matrah Corniche (132,3 km)