Pro cycling’s travelling circus has set up stall in Oman for the country’s stage race starting on Tuesday. The riders have had a day or two to settle in after travelling and before the Tour of Oman kicks off with stage one.
Team mechanics work hard to reassemble the team’s bikes and set up the necessary service centre for the duration of the race. Team staff and riders organise themselves, with training rides scheduled in and team meetings to discuss tactics and logistics.
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Many of the riders in Oman have come straight to the race from the Tour of Qatar, which finished on Friday. Others have travelled in from Europe, or further afield, for their first taste of top-level racing.
We look ahead to the 2015 Tour of Oman (February 17-22): riders, stages, past winners and more