Tour of Oman 2016: Bob Jungels soloes to victory in stage 1

Oman winner Bob Jungels 2016Totalling at 145.kilometres, stage 1 in the Tour of Oman accounts for an interesting finale with two steep climbs. The fireworks are detonated on the last climb with 5 kilometres left when the pack breaks. Eventually Bob Jungels soloes to victory, besting Serge Pauwels and Romain Bardet. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour of Oman

1. Bob Jungels (lux)
2. Serge Pauwels (bel) + 0.06
3. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.08
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
5. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
6. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
7. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
8. Davide Rebellin (ita) s.t.
9. Floris De Tier (bel) s.t
10. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.

11. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
85. Richie Porte (aus) + 3.24

GC after stage 1
1. Bob Jungels (lux)
2. Serge Pauwels (bel) + 0.10
3. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.14
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) + 0.18
5. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
6. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
7. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
8. Davide Rebellin (ita) s.t.
9. Floris De Tier (bel) s.t
10. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
11. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.

Race report
Blue skies and no wind at the start, while 26 degrees Celsius sais it’s going to be a hot day in the saddle.

Kenny Dehaes and Christoph Pfingsten jump off the front with 3 kms done. Peter Koning, Berden de Vries and Pieter Vanspeybrouck bridge the gap and the five riders race to a 6 minutes advantage.

Approaching the first climb the gap is down to 1’28”. Dehaes and Koning are the first to be reeled in, their companions a moment later.

In between the closing climbs Sébastien Turgot gives it a go, but as one group the pack tackles the last climb. Massacre is upon the riders in no time. Among the victims are Richie Porte and Alexander Kristoff. Only 18 riders left upfront.

Bob Jungels escapes in the descent and the 23-year old soloes to victory.

Tour of Oman 2016 stage 1: Route maps, height profile, and more

Click on the images to zoom

Bob Jungels


Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Favourites - Tour of Oman 2016 Overview - Tour of Oman 2016 All Winners - Tour of Oman Kristoff wins stage 6, Nibali takes GC - Tour of Oman 2016 Boasson Hagan wins hily stage 5, Nibali retains overall lead - Tour of Oman 2016 Nibali takes Queen Stage and overall lead - Tour of Oman 2016 Kristoff sprints to victory in stage 3 - Tour of Oman 2016 Boasson Hagen new leader after victory in stage 2, Nibali second - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 2: Omantel Head Office – Quriyat - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 3: Al Sawadi Beach – Naseem Park - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 4: Knowledge Oasis Muscat – Green Mountain - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 5: Al Sifah – Ministry of Tourism (Muscat) - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 6: The Wave Muscat – Matrah Corniche - Tour of Oman 2016
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!