Tour of Oman - preview

Tour of Britain 2021 - 17th Edition - 6th stage Carlisle - Gateshead 198 km - 10/09/2021 - Mark Cavendish (GBR - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - photo Alex Whitehead/SWPix/CV/BettiniPhoto©2021
Former World Champion Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) makes his 2022 debut at Tour of Oman (Image credit: Getty Images)

After two seasons off the calendar due to the death of the Sultan in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Tour of Oman kicks off Thursday, February 10, with seven WorldTour teams among the start list for its 11th edition.

The inaugural event consisted of five fairly flat stages and an individual time trial as the final stage, which ultimately decided who would take the overall classification. The winner of the 2010 race was Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) after he came second in the time trial to Edvald Boasson-Hagen (Team Sky).

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

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