Muscat, 12 February 2022 (TDI): The Tour of Oman welcomed 18 international delegations in the capital of the country. From February 10th to 15th, participating teams from Europe, Asia, and America will drive 891 kilometers all over the country.

Tour of Oman is a category 2 Pro event road cycling stage race. This, after two years of suspension due to the pandemic, returned with an impressive opening. Currently, Oman’s cycling race welcomed 18 international delegations from the United Arab Emirates to Spain and Colombia. This last country obtained the 1st place classification of Stage 1.

Concerning that, the circuit has 6 main locations because the Omani organization divided the competition into 6 stages. These places are Rustaq Fort – Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Naseem Garden – Sohar, and Sultan Qaboos University. There are also
Sifah in Muscat, Samail in Jebel Akhdar, and Muscat in Matrah Corniche.

Along these lines, the Tour of Oman 2022 lies on the high level of hosting of the country and the number of prodigious cyclers from all over the world. In this regard, the Tour of Oman 2022 had many expectations of new debutants such as Euskaltel Euskadi and Burgos BH. These two didn’t disappoint the audience.

Besides that, the participation of the British Head of the Delegation, Mark Cavendish draw attention to the participants and the public. This is because the cycler from the UK came back to the event to show up his long trajectory and expertise.

In addition, cyclers such as Portugues Rui Costa and Colombia Fernando Gaviria created great expectations in the audience. However, is the last one who became the start of the event.

Gaviria, the expert of the openers

The Colombian cycler Fernando Gaviria achieved 1st place in yesterday’s stage. He is part of the UAE Team despite his nationality. Fernando raised his arms as a victor after 3 hours 17 minutes and 4 seconds. After taking the lead with Kaden Groves, outsprinted him as he did on the Tour of France in 2018.

Finally, but not least important, Mohammed Al-Wahibi in the representation of the Oman National Team showed his strength in the hilly section of the stage. However, nothing is still defined because the second day is flatter, but the 167.5km on the coast should bring intense racing again on the way to the Suhar Corniche.