Tour of Oman 2022 to kickstart from Rustaq, 126 riders to participate

Tour of Oman 2022 to kickstart from Rustaq 126 riders to participate
Tour of Oman 2022 to kickstart from Rustaq 126 riders to participate

Muscat: Tour of Oman to kickstart tomorrow with its first route from Al Rustaq Fort in the Wilayat of Rustaq, The 138km race will end at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat.

A directional map showing road closure and an alternate route during tour of oman in OmanConvention. on Thursday 9 Feb from 2pm to 4pm

tour of oman 2022 map
tour of oman 2022 map

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth, in conjunction with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the race is part of the UCI ProSeries of events. For its much-anticipated return following two years of cancellation, 18 teams from four continents will be starting at the frontline.

The race will last for 6 days with a total length of 891 km divided in 6 stages. Speaking at a pre-launch press conference on Wednesday, Saif al Rushaidi, Chairman of Oman Cycling Association, said that the 11th Edition of the Tour of Oman will enjoy global media coverage and follow up, as there are 15 international photo agencies, five specialized international newspapers, 35 international television channels, four international news agencies and 17 international journalists who will report on the progress of the event.

He added that there will be global television broadcast for 275 hours. “Apart from the focus on races, Oman’s tourist and heritage landmarks will also enjoy coverage.”

For the first time in the history of the race, the Oman National Team will participate, granting a select team of local riders the opportunity to race against some of the strongest squads in the world.

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