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

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Tomorrow will decide the GC once and for all

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Based on Kulsets consistent results around 15-20 it got me thinking.

You are guaranteed to finish 15th in every single race you enter for your whole career other than GC which will be whatever it ends up with based on your 15th spots. Or you are guaranteed to win one race per year and nothing else and otherwise you finish at the back of the field like above 100th place.
What would you choose?
Victory or death
 
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Tomorrows stage shortened to 72 km but still finishes on top of Green Mountain. I guess the route before the climb was still pretty flat, so it doesn’t matter much if it’s 65-70 km shorter?

No, doesn't make a difference.

Don't really get the changes there the last few stages tbh, what actually is the problem? There is no rain anymore. I understood that because of a landslide the first MTF was cancelled so that was logical, but now they're just cancelling flat parts of the stage to make them shorter?
 
No, doesn't make a difference.

Don't really get the changes there the last few stages tbh, what actually is the problem? There is no rain anymore. I understood that because of a landslide the first MTF was cancelled so that was logical, but now they're just cancelling flat parts of the stage to make them shorter?

There has been flooding in Oman after the two days of rain which resulted in three deaths - The country does not cope well with rain, so I imagine the authorities are still in a clean up phase.
 
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Riders will loose shape in this race if they don't get for a training ride after the stages. :D 75km flat with one climb at the end.
That´s in fact a well known feature of these middle eastern races. Thomas De Gendt (iirc) once claimed in an interview that his average power output in one of those races (Qatar or UAE) was less than 150W for most stages. Sometimes they indeed leave these races with a worse shape than they start them with. Strolling 150km on a panflat road in the middle of the peloton doesn´t improve your shape.
 
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