Tour de France organiser ASO signs six-year extension to run Tour of Oman

The Middle East race looks set to continue in its current guise for the next six years

The peloton on stage six of the 2015 Tour of Oman

(Image credit: Watson)

The ninth edition of the Tour of Oman begins tomorrow morning with the promise of six more years, after organiser ASO signed an extension of its agreement with the Municipality of Muscat.

This year’s six stages are based largely around the Gulf state’s capital city, and part of the agreement includes a programme to increase cycling in the country.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.