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Asked ‘why do you cycle?’ many riders will respond with wistful references to exploring the great outdoors, freedom, adventure – but all of that seems far, far away when you’re…

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…