OPQS to Tour of Oman

Friday 8 February 2013 - 18:45

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Tour of Oman. Tour of Oman is a HC UCI Asia Tour, Six-stage race that covers a total distance of 938.5kms, and features a top selection of 18 teams.

OPQS rider Peter Velits is the defending champion at Tour of Oman, and said the opportunity to defend is special.

"Last year this race gave me the first victory as a professional in a stage race," Velits said. "It's a moment I will never forget. As for this year, it will be similar to last year's parcour. The uphill finishing stage will be more or less the same and the fight for the win will be that day."

Tour of Oman will be the first race of the season for Tom Boonen.

"I'm happy to compete again," Boonen said. "This race will be important for me to get again into the rhythm and to see the status of my condition. I take it as an important step prior to the classics."