Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 2: Omantel Head Office – Quriyat

Tour of Oman 2016 stage 2Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – At 161 kilometres, stage 2 in the Tour of Oman starts at the HQ of national provider Omantel and is set to finish near Quriyat. The parcours features two climbs with the last one leading to the finish line.

Two years ago a flat stage went to Quriyat and Alexander Kristoff took the win. Chances a sprinter will win this time are zero as the final 2.8 kilometres rise at 6.5%. The finish is just outside of the fisher’s village of Quriyat itself.

After starting at Omantel HQ, riders head in the direction of Masqat and soon thereafter the first climb looms. Bousher Al Amrat is 3.4 kilometres at 8.8 %. Since the climb is to be taken six times in stage 5 – three times from each side -, this could be seen as an exploration training. Upon cresting it’s still 125 kilometres left to the finish line, mostly on flat to rolling roads.

That is, until the final climb. At 2.8 kilometres the average grade may be 6.5%, the last 500 metres are much steeper…

Time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting at the finish line.

Race results/race report stage 2, Tour of Oman 2016.

Tour of Oman 2016 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

Click on the images to zoom

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Favourites - Tour of Oman 2016 Overview - Tour of Oman 2016 Winners and records - 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 Bob Jungels soloes to victory in stage 1 - Tour of Oman 2016 Route stage 1: Oman Exhibition Center (Muscat) – Al Bustan - 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!