The fifth edition of the Tour of Oman began on Tuesday, February 18th 2014 , finishing 6 stages later on Sunday the 23rd. The last of what is now three races in the Middle East, Oman will finally present an opportunity for the climbers to stretch their legs while the sprinters will fancy their chances on the opening stages. Cyclingstage.com presents the entire route, along with race reports and videos of all stages. (Slideshow route/profile)
Oman is not a race for the vertically challenged and contains some serious climbs where riders with grand tour ambitions come out to play after the winter slumber. Tour de France champion Chris Froome won the 2013 edition with Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador providing good company on the podium. With many of Froome’s July challengers attending again in 2014, expect some early warning shots fired, especially on the Queen stage up Green Mountain.
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Tour of Oman 2014 stages and results
|Nr||Date||Start and finish||Length||Type||Results|
|1||Tu 18 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 1As Suwayq – Naseem Garden||164.5 km||flat||Tour of Oman 2014 Stage report|
|2||We 19 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 2 Al Bustan – Quriyat||139 km||flat||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 2 Stage report|
|3||Th 20 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 3 Bank Muscat – Al Bustan||145 km||hilly||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 3 Stage report|
|4||Fr 21 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 4 Wadi Al Abiyad – Ministry of Housing||173 km||hilly||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 4 Stage report|
|5||Sa 22 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 5 BidBid – Green Mountain||147.5 km||mountains||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 5 Stage report|
|6||Su 23 Feb||Tour of Oman 2014 stage 6 As Sifah – Matrah Corniche||146.5 km||hilly||Tour of Oman 2014 Stage report|
Tour of Oman 2014: Images and more
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Tour of Oman 2014
Tour of Oman 2014 Results 4th stage: Sagan outsprints Uran and NibaliTour of Oman 2014 Results 3rd stage: Froome attacks, Greipel winsTour of Oman 2014 Results 2nd stage: Kristoff takes sprintTour of Oman 2014 Results 1st stage: Greipel takes sprintTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 1: As Suwayq Castle – Naseem GardenTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 2: Al Bustan – QuriyatTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 3: Bank Muscat – Al BustanTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 4: Wadi Al Abiyad – Ministry of HousingTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 5: BidBid – Green MountainTour of Oman 2014 Route stage 6: As Sifah – Matrah Corniche