1. Etappe: Hahndorf – Macclesfield (116,3 km)
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 3:17:02
2 Lotta Pauliina Henttala (Fin) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:00
3 Matilda Raynolds (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:00
4 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:00
5 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:00
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
7 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
8 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:00
9 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:00
10 Alexis Ryan (USA) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:00
11 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 0:00:00
12 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:00
13 Silvia Zanardi (Ita) BePink 0:00:00
14 Tanja Erath (GER) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:00
15 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 3:16:51
2 Lotta Pauliina Henttala (Fin) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:04
3 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:06
4 Matilda Raynolds (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:07
5 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:08
6 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:08
7 Nina Kessler (Ned) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:09
8 Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:09
9 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:10
10 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:11
11 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:11
12 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:11
13 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:11
14 Alexis Ryan (USA) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:11
15 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 0:00:11
The six stages of the 11th edition of the Tour of Oman will be raced from February 11th until the 16th.
As they ride through the capital Muscat and the surrounding area, riders will make the most of the varied terrains the Sultanate has to offer, from the seaside all the way up to Jabal Al Akhdhar.
The peloton will tackle the iconic Green Mountain for the 10th time in the history of the race.
The peloton and the Tour of Oman are ready to join their forces again with the 11th edition of the event to be held in the Sultanate in February. The riders will be based in the capital Muscat and explore the surrounding area with six stages from February 11th until the 16th. With a total of 911 kilometres of racing, the route highlights the variety of terrains and landscapes of the Omani territory.
The first stage will start from the inlands, in Rustaq, whose iconic castle dates back to the 12th century. The finish in Muscat is set in front of a symbol of modernity, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a finale that always inspires attackers. The scenery will dramatically change with 170km along the seaside on stage 2, all the way to Suhar, where sprinters have a strong chance of battling it out for the win.
The long stage to Qurayyat and the much shorter one leading to the Ministry of Tourism should favour the punchiest riders looking to evaluate their form ahead of the Spring classics. The mightiest challenge of the 2020 Tour of Oman awaits the peloton on day 5, with the ascent up Jabal Al Akhdhar. The climb, known as “Green Mountain”, features on the route for the 10th year in a row. Stage 6 will also feature an usual setting with the traditional finish on the shimmering Matrah corniche.
2020 route Tour of Oman:
Tuesday, February 11th, 1st stage: Al Rustaq Fort > Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (138 Km)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2nd stage: Naseem Park > Suhar “Al Bahri Road” (167.5 Km)
Thursday, February 13th, 3rd stage: German University of Technology > Qurayyat (190.5 Km)
Friday, February 14th, 4th stage: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex > Ministry of Tourism (120 Km)
Saturday, February 15th, 5th stage: Samail > Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) (150 Km)
Sunday, February 16st, 6th stage: Al Araimi Boulevard > Muttrah “Al Bahri Road” (144.5 Km)
Nils Politt feiert in Bremen gemeinsam mit Kenny De Ketele seinen ersten Sechstagesieg! Im Finale erwies sich das Duo am stärksten und verwies Theo Reinhardt/MORGAN KNEISKY und Marc Hester/Andreas Graf auf die Plätze.
Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Endstand nach der 6. Nacht (Dienstag)
1 Kenny De Ketele (BEL) / Nils Politt (GER) 0 314
2 Theo Reinhardt (GER) / Morgan Kneisky (FRA) – 1 307
3 Andreas Graf (AUT) / Marc Hester (DEN) – 1 254
4 Wim Stroetinga (NED) / Nico Selenati (SUI) – 1 224
5 Tristan Marguet (SUI) / Maximilian Beyer (GER) – 2 242
6 Moreno De Pauw (BEL) / Leon Rohde (GER) – 3 177
7 Oliver Wulff Frederiksen (DEN) / Moritz Augenstein (GER) -16 215
8 Henning Bommel (GER) / Roy Pieters (NED) -17 104
9 Moritz Malcharek (GER) / Melvin van Zijl (NED) -30 106
10 Joshua Harrison (AUS) / Hans Pirius (GER) -31 105
11 Bryan Boussaer (BEL) / Stephen Bradbury (GBR) -34 125
– Luca Felix Happke (GER) / Felix English (IRL)
Nils Politt going deep and WINNING !
Two nights ago, in Bremen, Nils Politt indicated yet again that he is a powerhouse on the rise, WINNING the Six Days alongside pal Kenny De Ketele – with a bang!
We talked to Nils about this experience and the significance of it:
ISN Media: Congrats, man.
Nils Politt: „Thanks. It was hard but very satisfying.“
ISN: Was it your first win on the track?
Politt: „Yes. I raced the Six Days twice before in 2015 and 2016, but this is my first win.“
ISN: We admit that we know very little about the Six Days concept. You might very well be our very first rider to take it on…
Nils: „It is indeed very different from your day to day road racing. You are racing every day full gas. You start at 8 pm and finish after midnight, and then you are expected to start six times every night with various disciplines of racing. From 500 meters to following a motorbike at full speed for 45 minutes, and also an Elimination round.“
ISN: It sounds like fun. In a funny way..,
Politt: „Actually, it is. But you’ve got to get used to it. I had a pretty hard time to get into the groove in the first two nights because your body is not ready going so deep, especially in the 45 minutes race in this early stage of the season. But I had a great partner with Kenny. He is very experienced, has already won 17 times. And after the second night, I was much more comfortable.”
ISN: And then that fear of being eliminated.
Politt: „Yes, it is stressful. But actually, we got stronger and stronger. We were holding onto second place in the first few days, but before the last evening, we were already moving into first, so it ended perfectly with that victory.“
ISN: It seems like you found a way to get into shape pretty early.
Nils: „I must admit that the first month of the season’s preparation went perfectly.
I had a great training camp in Israel, another one in Mallorca, then getting into a fast and deep mode in the Six Days which you can never do in training – and now I am about to start the final team training camp in Mallorca.“
ISN: Then it’s finally real-time road racing.
Nils: „Exactly. I will race two or three days to test my legs, so there you go. The season is almost here. I am definitely excited.“