Tour of Oman - Muscat Classic 2024 , February 9-14

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Crazy weather for the desert, and a good win for Finn yet again. I wonder how he will go on the big climb.

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Because of the bad weather, tomorrow's stage of the Tour of Omen has been shortened to 76km:

Due to the exceptional weather conditions and to ensure the safety of the riders, the Royal Oman Police, Oman Cycling Association and all relevant Omani authorities have worked in collaboration with the commissaires panel of the Union Cycliste Internationale, the representatives of the teams and riders (A.I.G.C.P, C.P.A) and the organisation of the event (A.S.O.) have decided to modify stage 3, Bid Bid - Eastern Mountain, and to propose another shorter and safer stage: Naseem Garden - Al Bustan (76 kilometres).

The stage will start from Naseem Garden at 10 AM GST and finish in Al Bustan at 12:00 PM GST.


It was supposed to finish on the steep climb Jorgenson won on last year, but Al Bustan is at the ocean, so I guess it'll be some kind of sprint.
 
Because of the bad weather, tomorrow's stage of the Tour of Omen has been shortened to 76km:

Due to the exceptional weather conditions and to ensure the safety of the riders, the Royal Oman Police, Oman Cycling Association and all relevant Omani authorities have worked in collaboration with the commissaires panel of the Union Cycliste Internationale, the representatives of the teams and riders (A.I.G.C.P, C.P.A) and the organisation of the event (A.S.O.) have decided to modify stage 3, Bid Bid - Eastern Mountain, and to propose another shorter and safer stage: Naseem Garden - Al Bustan (76 kilometres).

The stage will start from Naseem Garden at 10 AM GST and finish in Al Bustan at 12:00 PM GST.


It was supposed to finish on the steep climb Jorgenson won on last year, but Al Bustan is at the ocean, so I guess it'll be some kind of sprint.

PCS seems to think it's still the uphill finish on their preview of the live, so not sure. I guess PCS is wrong cause Al Bustan is the Muscat Classic finish I think, maybe they do that final circuit.
 
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PCS seems to think it's still the uphill finish on their preview of the live.
yeah, but still as "Eastern Mountain", which is 100 km away from Al Bustan. And Al Hamra (final sprint on PCS) is somewhere completely different So this also can't be quite correct.

edit: but the Al Bustan stages in the past always used to have a little climb close to the finish. Maybe they will take that one instead.
 
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yeah, but still as "Eastern Mountain", which is 100 km away from Al Bustan. And Al Hamra (final sprint on PCS) is somewhere completely different So this also can't be quite correct.

edit: but the Al Bustan stages in the past always used to have a little climb close to the finish. Maybe they will take that one instead.

The distance between Naseem Garden and Al Bustan is 70km via the main road, so it's pretty clear they won't even do the Muscat classic circuit. It will be a sprint ideed, maybe with a little kicker in the end but not enough to disrupt the sprinters I think.