They will try to full a spectacular route of 1,000km and 7,500m of elevation acquire, which contains the most difficult cycling situations Oman can provide below 120 hours. The occasion is co-organised by BikingMan, Oman Cycling Association and Ministry of Sports Affairs. From Barka, the athletes will cycle about the Al Hajar Mountains and try the dreadful Jebel Shams climb.
The initial checkpoint of the race, hosted at Jebel Shams Resort, will be at 357km from the race begin and will be reached by the initial athletes on the initial day.
The second checkpoint, positioned 756km following the race begin will be hosted in a standard Omani guest home, at the doors of the Arabian Sea. A 400km stretch of desert situations awaits the athletes, who will cycle across the spectacular Sharqiyah area.
The final stretch will unveil the otherworldly landscapes of the Muscat/Salalah coastal highway from Sur to attain the finish line in Muttrah.
Saif Suba al Rashidi, president, Oman Cycling Association, stated that the race aims to raise awareness about cycling and its significance as a sport. “Millions of people watched the race last year and we expect more people to see it this year,” he stated.
An impressive lineup of endurance athletes, each ladies and guys, will be on the begin line. They come to Oman in a quest for adventure and a willingness to discover their passion of pushing to the absolute limits.
The Omani athletic prospective will be defended by the Royal Army of Oman, with 4 national athletes, as effectively as with amateur Omani cyclists.
The BikingMan was founded by the French explorer/planet record holder Axel Carion who now functions as its CEO.
It is the ultimate endurance challenge bringing athletes to Oman, the forest and mountains of Corsica, the jungle of Laos, via the Andes in Peru, across the Southern points of Portugal and lastly into tropical climate of Taiwan.
Information Source: Muscat Daily