2014 Tour of Oman

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2014 Tour of Oman
Race details
Dates 18–23 February
Stages 6
Distance 915.5 km (568.9 mi)
Winning time 22h 02' 26" (41.5 km/h or 25.8 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Chris Froome (Great Britain) (Team Sky)
Second  Tejay van Garderen (United States) (BMC Racing Team)
Third  Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)

Points  André Greipel (Germany) (Lotto-Belisol)
Youth  Romain Bardet (France) (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Team Team Sky
2013
2015

The 2014 Tour of Oman was the fifth edition of the Tour of Oman cycling stage race. It was rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI Asia Tour, and was held from 18 to 23 February 2014, in Oman.

For the second year in a row,[1] the race was won by Team Sky rider Chris Froome – becoming its first repeat winner – after he won the queen stage of the race, to Jabal al Akhdar,[2] on the penultimate day and held the race leader's red jersey to the finish, the next day, at the Matrah Corniche. Froome's winning margin over runner-up Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team was 26 seconds,[3] and Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Rigoberto Urán completed the podium, 5 seconds down on van Garderen and 31 seconds in arrears of Froome.[4]

In the race's other classifications, André Greipel won the points classification for Lotto-Belisol, after winning three stages during the race,[5] while the young rider classification was won by Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale), as he was the best placed rider under the age of 25, in thirteenth overall. The combative classification – to which points from mountains and sprints were awarded towards – was won by Preben Van Hecke of the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise team, while Team Sky won the teams classification,[6] after also placing Sergio Henao inside the top ten overall, as well as Froome.

Teams[edit]

Eighteen teams competed in the 2014 Tour of Oman. These included thirteen UCI World Tour teams and five UCI Professional Continental teams.

The teams that participated in the race were:

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

18 February 2014 — As Suwayq Castle to Naseem Garden, 164.5 km (102.2 mi)[7]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol 4h 03' 31"
2  Leigh Howard (AUS) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani-CSF s.t.
4  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr s.t.
5  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
6  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
7  Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
8  Steve Chainel (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
9  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
10  Borut Božič (SLO) Astana s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Jersey red.svgJersey green.svg Lotto-Belisol 4h 03' 21"
2  Leigh Howard (AUS) Jersey white.svg Orica-GreenEDGE + 4"
3  Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani-CSF + 6"
4  Preben Van Hecke (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise + 6"
5  Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 7"
6  Nicola Boem (ITA) Bardiani-CSF + 7"
7  Stijn Devolder (BEL) Trek Factory Racing + 9"
8  Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare + 9"
9  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr + 10"
10  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 10"

Stage 2[edit]

19 February 2014 — Al Bustan to Quriyat, 139 km (86.4 mi)[8]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 3h 12' 01"
2  Leigh Howard (AUS) Jersey white.svg Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
4  Robert Förster (GER) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
5  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr s.t.
6  Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani-CSF s.t.
7  Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
8  Marcus Burghardt (GER) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
10  Sam Bennett (IRL) Team NetApp-Endura s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Leigh Howard (AUS) Jersey red.svgJersey green.svgJersey white.svg Orica-GreenEDGE 7h 15' 20"
2  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 2"
3  André Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol + 2"
4  Preben Van Hecke (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise + 2"
5  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 8"
6  Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani-CSF + 8"
7  Paolo Colonna (ITA) Bardiani-CSF + 8"
8  Nicola Boem (ITA) Bardiani-CSF + 9"
9  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto-Belisol + 11"
10  Stijn Devolder (BEL) Trek Factory Racing + 11"

Stage 3[edit]

20 February 2014 — BankMuscat to Al Bustan, 145 km (90.1 mi)[9]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol 3h 29' 08"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale s.t.
3  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr s.t.
4  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
5  Marco Canola (ITA) Bardiani-CSF s.t.
6  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
7  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana s.t.
8  Zak Dempster (AUS) Team NetApp-Endura s.t.
9  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
10  Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Bardiani-CSF s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Jersey red.svgJersey green.svg Lotto-Belisol 10h 44' 20"
2  Leigh Howard (AUS) Jersey white.svg Orica-GreenEDGE + 8"
3  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 10"
4  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 14"
5  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr + 16"
6  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 16"
7  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto-Belisol + 19"
8  Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare + 19"
9  Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 20"
10  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Team Tinkoff-Saxo + 20"

Stage 4[edit]

21 February 2014 — Wadi Al Abiyad to Ministry of Housing, 173 km (107.5 mi)[10]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 4h 02' 20"
2  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
3  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 2"
4  Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEDGE + 2"
5  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto-Belisol + 2"
6  Daniel Moreno (ESP) Team Katusha + 2"
7  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana + 2"
8  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 2"
9  Thomas Löfkvist (SWE) IAM Cycling + 2"
10  Moreno Moser (ITA) Cannondale + 2"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Jersey red.svgJersey white.svg Cannondale 14h 46' 44"
2  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 10"
3  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 14"
4  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto-Belisol + 17"
5  Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEDGE + 18"
6  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Astana + 18"
7  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Team Tinkoff-Saxo + 18"
8  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 18"
9  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 18"
10  Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 18"

Stage 5[edit]

22 February 2014 — Bidbid to Jabal al Akhdar, 147.5 km (91.7 mi)[11]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 3h 49' 53"
2  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 22"
3  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 33"
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 38"
5  Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 47"
6  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 51"
7  Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ.fr + 56"
8  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 59"
9  Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky + 1' 09"
10  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Team Tinkoff-Saxo + 1' 15"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1  Chris Froome (GBR) Jersey red.svg Team Sky 18h 36' 45"
2  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 26"
3  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 31"
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 48"
5  Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 57"
6  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 1' 01"
7  Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky + 1' 19"
8  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Team Tinkoff-Saxo + 1' 25"
9  Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1' 32"
10  Daniel Moreno (ESP) Team Katusha + 1' 34"

Stage 6[edit]

23 February 2014 — As Sifah to Matrah Corniche, 146.5 km (91.0 mi)[12]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Jersey green.svg Lotto-Belisol 3h 25' 41"
2  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ.fr s.t.
3  Sam Bennett (IRL) Team NetApp-Endura s.t.
4  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
5  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Team Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
6  Filippo Fortin (ITA) Bardiani-CSF s.t.
7  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
8  Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
9  Borut Božič (SLO) Astana s.t.
10  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Chris Froome (GBR) Jersey red.svg Team Sky 22h 02' 26"
2  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 26"
3  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 31"
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 48"
5  Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 57"
6  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 1' 01"
7  Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky + 1' 19"
8  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Team Tinkoff-Saxo + 1' 25"
9  Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1' 32"
10  Daniel Moreno (ESP) Team Katusha + 1' 34"

Classification leadership table[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Young rider classification
Combative classification
Teams classification
1 André Greipel André Greipel André Greipel Leigh Howard Preben Van Hecke Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
2 Alexander Kristoff Leigh Howard Leigh Howard
3 André Greipel André Greipel André Greipel Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4 Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Jelle Wallays Orica-GreenEDGE
5 Chris Froome Chris Froome Romain Bardet Preben Van Hecke Team Sky
6 André Greipel
Final Chris Froome André Greipel Romain Bardet Preben Van Hecke Team Sky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Froome wins second successive Tour of Oman title". BBC Sport (BBC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chris Froome wins stage five to take control in Tour of Oman". BBC Sport (BBC). 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Van Garderen Runner-Up At Tour Of Oman". BMC Racing Team (BMC Trading). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Trentin 7th in final stage, Uran 3rd in overall". Omega Pharma-Quick Step (Decolef). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Westby, Matt (23 February 2014). "Chris Froome retains Tour of Oman title as Andre Greipel triumphs on final stage". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Froome defends Tour of Oman title". Team Sky (BSkyB). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Stage 1". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Stage 2". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stage 3". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Stage 4". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Stage 5". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Stage 6". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

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