Tour of Oman

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Tour of Oman
Race details
Date February
Region Oman
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 2.HC
Type Stage race
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation
History
First edition 2010 (2010)
Editions 5 (as of 2014)
First winner  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Most wins  Chris Froome (GBR) (2 wins)
Most recent  Chris Froome (GBR)
Tour of Oman banner on a lighting pole in Nakhl, Oman on February 21, 2014

The Tour of Oman is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Oman since 2010 as part of the UCI Asia Tour. The race is classified as a 2.HC (as of 2012). The race is organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation, and was held for the first time between 14 and 19 February 2010.[1] The race is a men's competition consisting of six stages. The race contains mainly flat stages, with some hillier parts.

During the race, the leader of the General Classification wears a red jersey, the leader of sprinter's points classification is denoted by a green jersey and best young rider by white. The race does not contain a mountains jersey. The most aggressive rider wears a white jersey with green and red polka-dots.

The inaugural edition of the race in 2010, consisted of 6 stages, beginning with a 16-lap criterium in Muscat Corniche and ending with an 18.6 km time trial, also in Muscat.[2] Fabian Cancellara won this event after coming second in the final time trial to Edvald Boasson Hagen.[3]

Past winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Switzerland Cancellara, FabianFabian Cancellara (SUI) Team Saxo Bank
2011 Netherlands Gesink, RobertRobert Gesink (NED) Rabobank
2012 Slovakia Velits, PeterPeter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
2013 United Kingdom Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2014 United Kingdom Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky

Points classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Norway Hagen, Edvald BoassonEdvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky
2011 Norway Hagen, Edvald BoassonEdvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky
2012 Slovakia Sagan, PeterPeter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale
2013 United Kingdom Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2014 Germany Greipel, AndréAndré Greipel (GER) Lotto-Belisol

Young rider classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Norway Hagen, Edvald BoassonEdvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky
2011 Netherlands Gesink, RobertRobert Gesink (NED) Rabobank
2012 France Gallopin, TonyTony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack-Nissan
2013 France Elissonde, KennyKenny Elissonde (FRA) FDJ
2014 France Bardet, RomainRomain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale

Aggressive rider classification[edit]

Rider Team
2010 Latvia Smukulis, GatisGatis Smukulis (LAT) Ag2r-La Mondiale
2011 Slovenia Kump, MarkoMarko Kump (SLO) Geox-TMC
2012 Belgium Lodewyck, KlaasKlaas Lodewyck (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2013 Netherlands Traksel, BobbieBobbie Traksel (NED) Champion System
2014 Belgium Van Hecke, PrebenPreben Van Hecke (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise

Team classification[edit]

Year Based Team
2010 United States Team HTC-Columbia
2011 Luxembourg Leopard Trek
2012 Luxembourg RadioShack-Nissan
2013 United States BMC Racing Team
2014 United Kingdom Team Sky

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