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
Race director Eddy Merckx[1]
History
First edition 2010 (2010)
Editions 8 (as of 2017)
First winner  Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Most wins  Chris Froome (GBR) (2 wins)
Most recent  Ben Hermans (BEL)
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.[2] 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.[3] Fabian Cancellara won this event after coming second in the final time trial to Edvald Boasson Hagen.[4]

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
2015 Spain Valls, RafaelRafael Valls (ESP) Lampre–Merida
2016 Italy Nibali, VincenzoVincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana
2017 Belgium Hermans, BenBen Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team

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
2015 Italy Guardini, AndreaAndrea Guardini (ITA) Astana
2016 Norway Hagen, Edvald BoassonEdvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data
2017 Norway Kristoff, AlexanderAlexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha–Alpecin

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
2015 South Africa Meintjes, LouisLouis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka
2016 Australia Canty, BrendanBrendan Canty (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling
2017 Eritrea Kudus, MerhawiMerhawi Kudus (ERI) Team Dimension Data

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
2015 Belgium Van Meirhaeghe, JefJef Van Meirhaeghe (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
2016 South Africa van Rensburg, Jacques JanseJacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data
2017 Belgium De Gendt, AiméAimé De Gendt (BEL) Sport 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
2015 United States BMC Racing Team
2016 South Africa Team Dimension Data
2017 South Africa Team Dimension Data

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