Tour of Oman could be rescheduled for beginning of March

The February race was cancelled after the death of the country's leader Sultan Qaboos

Tour of Oman 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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The Tour of Oman could be rescheduled for early March after being cancelled following the death of Sultan Qaboos, who had ruled the Middle Eastern country since 1970.

Instead of the original February 11-16 date, race organiser ASO is now looking into the possibility of holding the six-stage race from March 3-8, according to WielerFlits.

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