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The peloton negotiate the Tour of Oman 2017 route. Image: ASO/K. D. Thorstad

The six stage race which takes place between February 13-18 in 2018 will consist of a climber's stage, plus two sprint days and three hilly routes to ensure a mixed bag…

Are you going for long bike rides but not getting fitter? You need to ride regularly to get the full benefit – and here's why