The 2019 edition of Tour of Oman will commence at Al Sawadi Beach in Barka on February 16. A Muscat Municipality official mentioned that the 138.5km distance from Al Sawadi Beach in Barka to Sohar Corniche is anticipated to be covered in about 3 and a half hours. The second stage will see cyclists begin the tour at Royal Cavalry Oman in Seeb and finish at Al Bustan in Muscat. The 158km distance is anticipated to be covered in about 4 hours.
The official mentioned that the third and longest stage of the tour (192km) will commence in Shatti al Qurum and finish 5 hours later in Quriyat. The fourth stage of the tour will be held from Yiti (Al Sifah) to Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 125km distance is anticipated to be covered in 3 and a half hours.
The penultimate and fifth stage will commence in Samail and conclude in Jebel Akhdar. The 152km distance will be covered in 3 and a half hours.
The Muscat Municipality official mentioned that the final stage will commence from Al Mouj Muscat at 11am and conclude 3 hours and 20 minutes later at Muttrah Corniche. This stage will cover more than 135.5km. Altogether 18 teams will take element in this year’s Tour of Oman. Of these, six are from France and 3 from Belgium.
Information Source: Muscat Daily