2012 Tour of Oman

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2012 Tour of Oman
Race details
Dates 14–19 February
Stages 6
Distance 875 km (543.7 mi)
Winning time 21h 32' 02"
Results
Jersey awarded to the overall winner Winner  Peter Velits (Slovakia) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
  Second  Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
  Third  Tony Gallopin (France) (RadioShack–Nissan)

Points  Peter Sagan (Slovakia) (Liquigas–Cannondale)
Youth  Tony Gallopin (France) (RadioShack–Nissan)
  Team RadioShack–Nissan
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The 2012 Tour of Oman was the third edition of the Tour of Oman cycling stage race. It was rated as a 2.1 event on the UCI Asia Tour, and was held from 14 to 19 February 2012, in Oman.

The race was won by Slovakia's Peter Velits,[1] of the Omega Pharma–Quick-Step team, taking the race lead on the penultimate day and holding it to the finish. Velits' winning margin over runner-up Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas–Cannondale) – winner of the race's queen stage to Jabal al Akhdar – was just one second,[2] after Nibali tried to gain bonus seconds at one of the final day's intermediate sprints but could not gain time.[1] The final place on the podium went to RadioShack–Nissan's Tony Gallopin, sixteen seconds behind Nibali and 17 seconds down on Velits.[3] In the race's other classifications, Peter Sagan of Liquigas–Cannondale won the points classification on the final stage,[3] Gallopin won the white jersey for the youth classification with his third place overall in the general classification,[3] BMC Racing Team's Klaas Lodewyck won the combative classification for the race's intermediate sprints,[3] and RadioShack–Nissan finished at the head of the teams classification.[3]

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams competed in the 2012 Tour of Oman. These included eleven UCI ProTour teams, three UCI Professional Continental teams, and two Continental teams. The teams participating in the race were:[4]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

14 February 2012 – Al Alam Palace to Wadi Al Huwqayn, 159 km (98.8 mi)[5]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol 3h 26' 09"
2  Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
3  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
4  Marcel Kittel (GER) Project 1t4i s.t.
5  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
6  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
7  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
8  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia s.t.
9  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
10  Matthew Goss (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Red jerseyGreen jersey Lotto–Belisol 3h 25' 59"
2  Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) White jersey Team Katusha + 4"
3  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 6"
4  Alexandre Lemair (FRA) Polka dot jersey Bridgestone–Anchor + 8"
5  Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Team Katusha + 9"
6  Marcel Kittel (GER) Project 1t4i + 10"
7  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale + 10"
8  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 10"
9  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 10"
10  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia + 10"

Stage 2[edit]

15 February 2012 – Sur to Wadi Dhaiqah, 140.5 km (87.3 mi)[6]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale 3h 10' 44"
2  Baden Cooke (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
3  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank s.t.
4  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
5  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
6  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
7  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Team Sky s.t.
8  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
9  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 4"
10  André Greipel (GER) Red jersey Lotto–Belisol + 4"
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Red jerseyGreen jerseyWhite jersey Liquigas–Cannondale 6h 36' 43"
2  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol + 4"
3  Baden Cooke (AUS) GreenEDGE + 7"
4  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 9"
5  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 10"
6  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan + 10"
7  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Team Sky + 10"
8  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) RadioShack–Nissan + 13"
9  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 13"
10  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 17"

Stage 3[edit]

16 February 2012 – Al Awabi to BankMuscat, 144.5 km (89.8 mi)[7]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Marcel Kittel (GER) Project 1t4i 3h 23' 00"
2  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol s.t.
3  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
4  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
5  Peter Sagan (SVK) Red jersey Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
6  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
7  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia s.t.
8  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
9  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
10  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Red jerseyGreen jersey Lotto–Belisol 9h 59' 41"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) White jersey Liquigas–Cannondale + 2"
3  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 8"
4  Baden Cooke (AUS) GreenEDGE + 9"
5  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 11"
6  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan + 12"
7  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Team Sky + 12"
8  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) RadioShack–Nissan + 15"
9  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 15"
10  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 19"

Stage 4[edit]

17 February 2012 – Bidbid to Al Wadi al Kabir, 142.5 km (88.5 mi)[8]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Red jersey Lotto–Belisol 3h 37' 02"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) White jersey Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
3  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan s.t.
4  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
5  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Team Sky s.t.
6  Martin Kohler (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7  Pierpaolo De Negri (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia s.t.
8  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
9  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
10  Baden Cooke (AUS) GreenEDGE s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Red jerseyGreen jersey Lotto–Belisol 13h 36' 33"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) White jersey Liquigas–Cannondale + 6"
3  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 18"
4  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan + 18"
5  Baden Cooke (AUS) GreenEDGE + 19"
6  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 21"
7  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Team Sky + 22"
8  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) RadioShack–Nissan + 25"
9  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 25"
10  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 29"

Stage 5[edit]

18 February 2012 – Royal Opera House Muscat to Jabal al Akhdar, 158 km (98.2 mi)[9]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale 4h 43' 47"
2  Peter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
3  Sandy Casar (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 25"
4  Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 30"
5  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Nissan + 37"
6  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 47"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 55"
8  Thomas Lebas (FRA) Bridgestone–Anchor + 57"
9  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 01"
10  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 1' 02"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Velits (SVK) Red jersey Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 18h 20' 58"
2  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 1"
3  Tony Gallopin (FRA) White jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 17"
4  Sandy Casar (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 21"
5  Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 30"
6  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 30"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 47"
8  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 49"
9  Thomas Lebas (FRA) Bridgestone–Anchor + 50"
10  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 52"

Stage 6[edit]

19 February 2012 – Al Khawd to Matrah Corniche, 130.5 km (81.1 mi)[10]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Marcel Kittel (GER) Project 1t4i 3h 11' 04"
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
3  Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Barracuda s.t.
4  Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
5  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ–BigMat s.t.
6  Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t.
7  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
8  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
9  Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia s.t.
10  Vladimir Gusev (RUS) Team Katusha s.t.
Final General Classification
Cyclist Team Time
1  Peter Velits (SVK) Red jersey Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 21h 32' 02"
2  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 1"
3  Tony Gallopin (FRA) White jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 17"
4  Sandy Casar (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 21"
5  Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ–BigMat + 30"
6  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Rabobank + 30"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 47"
8  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin–Barracuda + 49"
9  Thomas Lebas (FRA) Bridgestone–Anchor + 50"
10  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Nissan + 52"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification
Points Classification
Young Rider Classification
Combative Cyclist Classification
Teams Classification
1 André Greipel André Greipel André Greipel Denis Galimzyanov Alexandre Lemair Liquigas–Cannondale
2 Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Klaas Lodewyck RadioShack–Nissan
3 Marcel Kittel André Greipel André Greipel Alexandre Lemair
4 André Greipel Klaas Lodewyck
5 Vincenzo Nibali Peter Velits Tony Gallopin
6 Marcel Kittel Peter Sagan
Final Peter Velits Peter Sagan Tony Gallopin Klaas Lodewyck RadioShack–Nissan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Velits claims Oman title". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Velits wraps up victory in Tour of Oman". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Peter Velits wins 2012 Tour of Oman". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "16 teams named for Tour of Oman". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  5. ^ George, Sue (13 February 2012). "Stage 1 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sur to Wadi Dayqah Dam". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  7. ^ George, Sue (13 February 2012). "Stage 3 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bidbid (Nafa'a) to Al Wadi al Kabir". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  9. ^ George, Sue (13 February 2012). "Stage 5 Preview". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Al Khawd to Matrah Corniche". Tour of Oman. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 

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