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"
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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) NetApp–Endura s.t.
4  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
5  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) 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) 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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