The 2022 season has been awash with races for almost two months straight, with plenty of high level climbing performances meriting an early Top 10 ranking. In this list only four climbing performances are from World-Tour races and perhaps you might have missed some of the under the radar ones, which came at races like Tour of Oman and Gran Camiño.
The season for Jan Hirt and Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux team could not have started much better. On the Queen stage of Tour of Oman, Intermarché's riders set the tempo on the mighty Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain), one of the hardest climbs used in races in the Middle East, springing their leader Jan Hirt to victory.
Young Dane Anthon Charmig, with an incredible uphill kick, became the leader of Tour of Oman today, taking his first professional victory on the slopes of Qurayyat - a punchy climb of 2.8 km at 7.0%.