The Organizing Committee of the Tour of Oman held a press conference on Thursday at Grand Hormuz Muscat. The committee officials stated that all preparations are complete for the launch of the important sporting event. Not only it provides an opportunity to showcase tourism in the country, it also attracts best cyclists from around the world, making it a great sporting event, the officials added.
This year the race, like past, will have six stages and will run till February 21. The second stage, covering 158km, will see cyclists start the tour at Royal Cavalry Oman in Seeb and end at Al Bustan in Muscat.
The third and longest stage of the tour (192km) will begin in Shatti al Qurum and end five hours later in Quriyat. The fourth stage of the tour will be held from Yiti (Al Sifah) to Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 125km distance is expected to be covered in three and a half hours.
The penultimate and fifth stage will begin in Samail and conclude in Jebel Akhdar, covering a distance of 152km. The last stage will begin from Al Mouj Muscat and conclude at Muttrah Corniche. This stage will cover over 135.5km.
Altogether 18 teams will take part in this year’s Tour of Oman.