The pack leaves Al Sawadi Beach, a popular resort just outside of capital Masqat, for a race on regular roads. The first 25 kilometres are flat and then comes a false flat at 60 kilometres leading to an elevation of 459 metres, reached at the feeding zone in Al Awabi. Frome there it is a 60 kilometres flase flat down, while the final 10 kilometres are completely flat.
No sprinter should fear today’s profile. On the contrary, stage 3 is one of few opportunities to show their talent in the 2016 Tour of Oman. Edition 2014 saw a stage with a similar profile, also leading to Naseem Garden, and that one was won by Marcel Kittel.
The first three riders take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Race results/race report stage 3, Tour of Oman 2016.
Tour of Oman 2016 stage 3: Route maps, and more
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