What is the point of the Tour of Oman? Top riders give their answers

With guaranteed weather and a challenging course, the Tour of Oman is proving the ideal place to prepare for the spring classics

Tour of Oman 2018

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With any television coverage of the Tour of Oman hard to find, it is easy to ask why the race exists, let alone what is happening during the second race of the Middle East trio.

Where other races in the region are mainly flat – limiting opportunities for many – the varied terrain of the Sultanate provides something for all styles.

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