Tour of Oman video highlights: Rugged, spectacular scenery and aggressive finales define first three days of racing
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tour of Oman video highlights: Rugged, spectacular scenery and aggressive finales define first three days of racing

by VeloNation Press at 5:01 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour of Oman, Video
 
Stunning footage from early season event

Tour of OmanAs the race heads towards the decisive summit finish of Green Mountain today, race leader and double stage winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) is seeking to hold off a cluster of determined GC specialists behind.

It remains to be seen if his year on year improvements have reached the point where he can take on mountain climbers such as Albert Contador (Team Saxo Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), last year’s winner Peter Velits (Omega Pharma Quick Step) and 2012 Tour de France runner up Chris Froome (Sky) but, whatever happens, the first three days of racing have been spectacular thus far and more fireworks and stunning scenery are in store today.

Watch highlight clips of the first three stages below and see how the race has played out thus far in the most unusual of settings.


Stage one, Al Musannah to Sultan Qaboos University (162 km):



Race report:

Stage two, Fanja in Bidbid to Al Bustan (146km):



Race report:

Stage three, Nakhal Fort to Wadi Dayqah Dam (190km):



Race report:

 

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