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A combative team for Tour of Oman

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The tenth edition of Tour of Oman will be running from Saturday 16th to Thursday 21th. The race will be made up of 6 stages and will cover a total distance of 906 kilometres.

The route of the 2019 edition, as usual, offers something for sprinters, punchers and climbers. The queen stage – wednesday 20th – will bring the peloton on the Green Mountain with a 5.7km climb at a gradient of 10.5%.

“The Tour of Oman – explains SD Alberto Volpi – is not an easy race, starting with the first stage that runs along the coast with the threat of the wind to end with the climb of the Green Mountain. Our Sonny Colbrelli will have more than one occasion to try to win a stage, while Domenico Pozzovivo will aim for the GC”.

Colbrelli just finished Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana last Sunday: “It has been a good experience for me; the Spanish race allowed me to get more pace and I’m happy with my condition. In Oman, in addition to the two stages for pure sprinters, there are two stages with a slight uphill finish where I can make a result “.

Domenico Pozzovivo has spent the last two weeks training on the Canary Islands: “The Tour of Oman is a race that I have always liked and where I entered the Top Ten several times, the last one in 2016. After a good training period, I’m ready to give my best hoping to go higher as possible in the overall “.

TBM’s line-up for Tour of Oman: Antonio Nibali, Sonny Colbrelli, Domenico Pozzovivo, Andrea Garosio, Domen Novak, Yukiya Arashiro and Kristijan Koren.