The third instalment of racing in the desert rolls out
Of the three desert Tours, the third instalment – the Tour of Oman – is certainly the one for the climbers.
With a varied parcours however, there are plenty of opportunities for the sprinters too, and stage one provided Andre Greipel and Lotto-Belisol with another chance to showcase their phenomenal sprint train.
Not that they had it all their own way however – crosswinds have been a common feature this month and they caused havoc again in Oman.
Relive stage one through the lens of photographer Bruno Bade in the gallery below, which we bring you with the kind permission of race organisers, the ASO.
Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.