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The choppy finish to Stage 2 which split the peloton and produced a solo win. (photo credit: Lloyd Images/Muscat Municipality)
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News and Updates for Tour of Oman 2013

February 17 update:
Chris Froome strengthened by Tour of Oman wincyclingweekly.co.uk

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage



28 Big Photos from Stage 6Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 6 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Bouhanni wins final stage of Tour of Omancyclingnews
Chris Froome comfortable overall as Nacer Bouhanni sprints to final stagevelonation
Chris Froome wins the Tour of Omancyclingweekly.co.uk
Mini but mighty, Kenny Elissonde takes a jersey home from Omanvelonews
Kenny Elissonde: the next French pure climbercyclingnews
Phinney ends Oman on a highcyclingnews
28 Big Photos from Stage 6Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
February 15 update: The final stage of this year's race finishes in Matrah as it has the last two years. Last year, Marcel Kittel won a mass sprint and he'll be the favorite again this year. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable
Brailsford Impressed By Froome's Success In Omancyclingnews

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


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21 Big Photos from Stage 5Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 5 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Froome takes stage fivecyclingnews
Chris Froome cements lead with stage five victoryvelonation
Chris Froome poised for Tour of Oman victory after stage five wincyclingweekly.co.uk
Contador Goes Down Fighting In Omancyclingnews
Evans ‘gambled a bit, but lost a lot’ on stage five of Tour of Omanvelonation
21 Big Photos from Stage 5Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality

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(© Lloyd Images/Muscat Municipality)
February 14 update: Stage 5 rolls for the first half of the 144 km course before the riders do three passes of Bousher Alamrat (350m) which was featured on Stage 3 (see photo above). The finish at the Ministry of Housing in Boshar, which hasn't been used before, is flat. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable
Contador And Nibali Concede Defeat In Omancyclingnews

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


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30 Big Photos from Stage 4Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 4 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Joaquim Rodríguez wins on Green Mountain as Chris Froome takes the leadvelonation
Rodriguez wins mountain stagecyclingnews
Chris Froome climbs into Tour of Oman leadcyclingweekly.co.uk
Cadel Evans: 'Older and wiser' for 2013 as he aims for Tour de Francecyclingweekly.co.uk
Evans ‘very satisfied’ with strong showing in Tour of Omanvelonation
Froome: ‘I’m fully aware it’s only February’velonews
Froome closing in on first major GC victory of his careervelonation
Chris Froome takes lead after Joaquim Rodríguez triumphs on Green Mountaintelegraph.co.uk
Rodriguez Will Leave Katusha If It Loses CAS Appealcyclingnews
Oman a needed confidence for Froome, says Wigginsvelonews
30 Big Photos from Stage 4Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
February 13 update: The climb part way up of Green Mountain (profile) has become the signature stage finish of this race. We've seen mountains in the background of previous stages and now we'll tackle one of them. Three of the final 4 kms average 13.5% and that's why climbers like Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Cadel Evans, Joaquin Rodriguez, Christopher Froome, Peter Velits have shown up. Vincenzo Nibali won this stage last year by 10s over eventual overall winner Peter Velits and, in 2011, Robert Gesink won by 47s over Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky).

Starting from Al Saltiyah in Samail, the peloton will do three-quarters of a loop and finish part way up Jabal al Akhdhar which translates to "Green Mountain." At 3000m, it's the highest peak in Eastern Arabia and the riders will climb a new road up to the finish at 1235m. "You can't do all of the Green Mountain in February, because it's 18km long but we'll do the finish after six kilometres and I think that's enough," Eddy Merckx said. "It's at ten percent average and there are parts at 17 or 18%, so it'll be very tough." Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable
Green Mountain Highlights from 2012 (02:00) — tourofoman
Contador, Nibali, Velits, Froome and Evans relishing chance to attack Sagan tomorrowvelonation
Pozzovivo To Target Stage Success Atop Green Mountaincyclingnews


Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 3Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 3 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Sagan doubles up at Tour of Omancyclingnews
Peter Sagan wins second straight stage on the Wadi Dayqah Damvelonation
Contador, Nibali, Velits, Froome and Evans relishing chance to attack Sagan tomorrowvelonation
24 Big Photos from Stage 3Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
February 12 update: Wednesday's stage 3 starts at a fort then heads east near the coast before the choppy finish at Wadi Dayqah Dam. Wadi Dayqah Dam is where this year's stage 2 winner, Peter Sagan, won a strung, uphill sprint finish in 2012Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


26 Big Photos from Stage 2Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 2 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Tour of Oman: Peter Sagan wins stage two in a late solo breakvelonation
Sagan takes second stagecyclingnews
Peter Sagan wins stage two of Tour of Omancyclingweekly.co.uk
Bobbie Traksel aims to keep Oman most aggressive jersey after a second day on the attackvelonation
Bradley Wiggins surges back to form; Peter Sagan claims first win of seasontelegraph.co.uk
Froome Shows His Form At The Tour Of Omancyclingnews
Nibali Ready For A Showdown With Contador In Omancyclingnews
Vincenzo Nibali settling into leadership role at Astanacyclingweekly.co.uk
26 Big Photos from Stage 2Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
February 11 update: Stage 2 has a lumpy course that features two small (160m el.) KOMs near the end of the stage before the rolling finish in Al Bustan. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable
Dombrowski Debuts For Team Sky In Omancyclingnews
Boonen Not Competitive Despite Oman Start, Says Team Doctorcyclingnews
Inside cycling: Tour of Oman - Business Diarysportspromedia

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage


17 Big Photos from Stage 1Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
Full Official Stage 1 Results (click 'Stage Standings') — letour.fr
Kittel wins opening stagecyclingnews
Kittel blasts to first season win and leader’s jersey in Tour of Omanvelonation
Wiggins frustrated at Tour of Omanafp
17 Big Photos from Stage 1Lloyd Images, Muscat Municipality
February 10 update: Starting from the coast (Sea of Oman) in northern Oman, the first stage heads inland towards Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain), but the course turns around at the foothills and back toward the coast after only a modest change in elevation. Expect a sprint finish at Sultan Qaboos University, the only public university in Oman, after 100 miles of racing. (Stage 4 will revisit this area with a finish part way up Green Mountain.) — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable

2013 Tour of Oman Race Preview


February 11 update:
Evans makes season debut in Oman, says he will test his legs on race’s climbing stagevelonation
Boonen: I Almost Lost My Arm Due To Infectioncyclingnews

February 10 update:
Tour Of Oman Warm Up For Championscyclingnews
Official Startlist w/ bib nunberssteephill
Tour of Oman to unfold today (note: Cav's not racing) — timesofoman
Tour of Oman to be flagged off todayomanobserver.om
Preview: Racing continues in the Middle East at Tour of Omancyclingnews

February 9 update:
Cadel Evans to kick off 2013 season at Tour of Omanvelonation
Sagan chasing first win of the year in Tour of Omanvelonation

February 8 update:
Season-delayed Boonen ‘happy to compete again’ in Oman, Velits gunning to defend last year’s race victoryvelonation

February 6 update:
Boonen satisfied with condition prior to season debut in Tour of Omanvelonation

January 30 update:
Cycling - Sky confirm Froome and Wiggins for Tour of Omanuk.eurosport.yahoo

January 15 update:
Big name riders confirmed for Tour of Oman, route details announcedvelonation




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Live Video Streaming, Text Updates and TV Coverage

February 10 update: There is no live video for this race. Highlights on Eurosport 2 each day at 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET starting Tuesday morning and NBCSports (USA) on March 3rd at Noon ET. There will also be daily online highlights from the race organization. Check back for 2013 live coverage options and highlights. — Steve
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2013 Tour of Oman Route Map



Route Map (Large Version) — letour


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