Bob Jungels hits 101kph in winning Tour of Oman attack, Strava shows

Bob Jungels powered away from the peloton to win stage one of the Tour of Oman and reached 100kph in the process

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Reaching three-figure speeds isn't uncommon for riders descending mountains, but Bob Jungels (Ettix-Quick Step) hit the century on a short descent in his solo win at the Tour of Oman.

Jungels powered away from the select group he found himself in in the last three kilometres, using his phenomenal time trialling ability to solo to the line.

The Luxembourg champion's Strava statistics show the phenomenal power he put down as he got his head down and sped to the line, averaging over 350W for the last three kilometres.

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As he crested the final climb - travelling at over 50kph, Jungels then sped away from his chasers, reaching 101.2kph on the steep, but not technical, descent, even though he wasn't pedalling for much of it.

Unsurprisingly, Jungels claimed the KoM on the Strava segment of the descent - named Fat Freddy's Drop - beating BMC's Marcus Burghardt.

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Jungels said he'd been planning that attack for a few days, and it certainly paid off in the best possible way.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.