2013 Tour of Oman

The 2013 Tour of Oman was the fourth edition of the Tour of Oman cycling stage race. It was rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI Asia Tour, and was held from 11 to 16 February 2013, in Oman.

2013 Tour of Oman
Race details
Dates11–16 February
Stages6
Distance938.5 km (583.2 mi)
Winning time23h 28' 23"
Results
Winner  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Saxo–Tinkoff)
  Third  Cadel Evans (AUS) (BMC Racing Team)

Points  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
Youth  Kenny Elissonde (FRA) (FDJ)
  Team BMC Racing Team
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The race was won by Britain's Chris Froome,[1] of Team Sky. Froome's winning margin over runner-up Alberto Contador (Saxo–Tinkoff) was 27 seconds, and Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) completed the podium, twelve seconds behind Contador and 39 seconds down on Froome. In the race's other classifications, Froome also won the points classification, France's Kenny Elissonde of FDJ won the white jersey for the youth classification, by placing eighth overall in the general classification, and BMC Racing Team finished at the head of the teams classification.

TeamsEdit

Eighteen teams competed in the 2013 Tour of Oman. These included twelve UCI ProTour teams, five UCI Professional Continental teams, and a national team representing Japan.

The teams that participated in the race were:

Race overviewEdit

[2]

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 11 February Al Musannah to Sultan Qaboos University 162 km (100.7 mi)   Flat stage   Marcel Kittel (GER)[3]
2 12 February Fanja in Bidbid to Al Bustan 146 km (90.7 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Peter Sagan (SVK)[4]
3 13 February Nakhal Fort to Wadi Dayqah Dam 190 km (118.1 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Peter Sagan (SVK)[5]
4 14 February Al Saltiyah in Samail to Jabal Al Akhdhar 152.5 km (94.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)[6]
5 15 February Al Alam Palace to Ministry of Housing in Boshar 144 km (89.5 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Chris Froome (GBR)[7]
6 16 February Hawit Nagam Park to Matrah Corniche 144 km (89.5 mi)   Flat stage   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)[8]

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

11 February 2013 – Al Musannah to Sultan Qaboos University, 162 km (100.7 mi)[3]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Argos–Shimano 4h 04' 59"
2   Davide Appollonio (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
3   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ s.t.
4   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
5   Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
6   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7   Filippo Fortin (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox s.t.
8   Kristof Goddaert (BEL) IAM Cycling s.t.
9   Elia Viviani (ITA) Cannondale s.t.
10   Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Astana s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER)     Argos–Shimano 4h 04' 49"
2   Davide Appollonio (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 4"
3   Bobbie Traksel (NED) Champion System + 4"
4   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ + 6"
5   Dominique Rollin (CAN) FDJ + 9"
6   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox + 9"
7   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 10"
8   Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
9   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 10"
10   Filippo Fortin (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox + 10"

Stage 2Edit

12 February 2013 – Fanja in Bidbid to Al Bustan, 146 km (90.7 mi)[4]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 3h 48' 36"
2   Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard + 5"
3   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Champion System + 5"
4   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 5"
5   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 7"
6   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 7"
7   Marco Bandiera (ITA) IAM Cycling + 11"
8   Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 11"
9   Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica–GreenEDGE + 11"
10   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ + 11"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Cannondale 7h 53' 25"
2   Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard + 9"
3   Martin Elmiger (SUI) Champion System + 11"
4   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 15"
5   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ + 17"
6   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 17"
7   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 17"
8   Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 21"
9   Marco Bandiera (ITA) IAM Cycling + 21"
10   Peter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 21"

Stage 3Edit

13 February 2013 – Nakhal Fort to Wadi Dayqah Dam, 190 km (118.1 mi)[5]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Cannondale 5h 06' 28"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1"
3   Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard + 1"
4   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 1"
5   Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 1"
6   Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox + 4"
7   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4"
8   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 4"
9   Peter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 4"
10   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ + 4"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)     Argos–Shimano 12h 59' 43"
2   Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard + 16"
3   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 26"
4   Martin Elmiger (SUI) IAM Cycling + 30"
5   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ + 31"
6   Marco Marcato (ITA) Vacansoleil–DCM + 32"
7   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 32"
8   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 33"
9   Peter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 35"
10   Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox + 35"

Stage 4Edit

14 February 2013 – Al Saltiyah in Samail to Jabal Al Akhdhar, 152.5 km (94.8 mi)[6]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 3h 34' 48"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 4"
3   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 22"
4   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 27"
5   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 35"
6   Kenny Elissonde (FRA) FDJ + 43"
7   Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 52"
8   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 57"
9   Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ + 1' 01"
10   Yannick Eijssen (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 09"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky 16h 35' 05"
2   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 24"
3   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 25"
4   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 34"
5   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 45"
6   Kenny Elissonde (FRA)   FDJ + 49"
7   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 58"
8   Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 58"
9   Maxime Bouet (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 15"
10   Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) FDJ + 1' 23"

Stage 5Edit

15 February 2013 – Al Alam Palace to Ministry of Housing in Boshar, 144 km (89.5 mi)[7]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)   Team Sky 3h 34' 48"
2   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff s.t.
3   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha s.t.
4   Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica–GreenEDGE + 4"
5   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 4"
6   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 4"
7   Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 4"
8   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 4"
9   Jesús Hernández (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 4"
10   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 8"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)    Team Sky 20h 04' 13"
2   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 27"
3   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 39"
4   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 50"
5   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 13"
6   Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1' 13"
7   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 1' 19"
8   Kenny Elissonde (FRA)   FDJ + 1' 34"
9   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 44"
10   Maxime Bouet (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 2' 00"

Stage 6Edit

16 February 2013 – Hawit Nagam Park to Matrah Corniche, 144 km (89.5 mi)[8]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) FDJ 3h 24' 20"
2   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
3   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
4   Elia Viviani (ITA) Cannondale s.t.
5   Borut Božič (SLO) Astana s.t.
6   Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
7   Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
8   Danny van Poppel (NED) Vacansoleil–DCM s.t.
9   Blaž Jarc (SLO) NetApp–Endura s.t.
10   Marco Coledan (ITA) Bardiani Valvole–CSF Inox s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR)    Team Sky 23h 28' 33"
2   Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo–Tinkoff + 27"
3   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 39"
4   Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 50"
5   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 13"
6   Johann Tschopp (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1' 13"
7   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana + 1' 19"
8   Kenny Elissonde (FRA)   FDJ + 1' 34"
9   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 44"
10   Maxime Bouet (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 1' 57"

Classification leadershipEdit

Stage Winner General Classification
 
Points Classification
 
Young Rider Classification
 
Combative Cyclist Classification
Teams Classification
1 Marcel Kittel Marcel Kittel Marcel Kittel Marcel Kittel Bobbie Traksel Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
2 Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Cannondale
3 Peter Sagan Peter Sagan BMC Racing Team
4 Joaquim Rodríguez Chris Froome Kenny Elissonde
5 Chris Froome Chris Froome
6 Nacer Bouhanni
Final Chris Froome Chris Froome Kenny Elissonde Bobbie Traksel BMC Racing Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Froome wins Tour of Oman ahead of Alberto Contador". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ Farrand, Stephen (11 February 2013). "Racing continues in the Middle East at Tour of Oman". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Kittel wins opening stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (12 February 2013). "Sagan takes second stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (13 February 2013). "Sagan doubles up at Tour of Oman". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (14 February 2013). "Rodriguez wins mountain stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (15 February 2013). "Froome takes stage five". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Bouhanni wins final stage of Tour of Oman". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.

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