Tour of Oman
The Tour of Oman 2022 will feature the hardest overall parcours the race has ever seen, with four of the five stages finishing up a climb. Pure W/Kg climbers like Jan Hirt or Louis Meintjes will be happy with 10%+ gradient finishes and consistency throughout the week will be very important as every stage finish is hard.
Mark Cavendish ended his Tour of Oman on an angry note, complaining that UAE Team Emirates' lead-out man Maximiliano Richeze had impeded him after he launched his UAE teammate Fernando Gaviria to victory.
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%.
Mark Cavendish launched a throwback sprint to snatch an unbelievable win from the jaws of defeat in the Tour of Oman Stage 2.
Sprint stars Fernando Gaviria and Mark Cavendish battled it out for a victory in the opening stage of Tour of Oman, a 139 kilometre stage that was made for sprinters despite the slight 3% rise in the last kilometre.