Tour of Oman 2016 starts from February 16, 2016 and ends on February 21, 2016.
100% carbon, it consists of three tubes, upper tube, and Horizontal and Vertical tube.
One of the cyclists three points of support, the handlebars are made of either aluminum or carbon. Their width depends on the rider's shoulders width generally from 40 to 46 cm. the average weight is 220 g.
Weighing between 135 and 250 g the saddle is the most important component for a professional racing cyclist, as he rides 30,000km on it annually. Great champions have been known to cover their old saddle so as to be able to keep it after a change of equipment manufacturer.
A key element it consists of a pivot tube, two stems and two forks ends. On this entirely carbon model the whole assemble is manufactured in one piece for greater reliability, its weight is in the region of 200g.
These have a dual use, the right comprises two levers which control both the rear brake and the rear derailleur for the selection of one of the 100 chain rings. Ditto for the left which controls the front brake (the most efficient) and the front derailleur.
This is also made of aluminum or carbon. Their length is measured from the bottom bracket to pedal axis. Automatic pedals have a carbon body and a chromium or titanium axis.
Depending on the manufacturer and the use, it may have between 16 and 32 steel or carbon spokes which can be flat or cylindrical. Both the hum and rim are made of aluminum or carbon.
Used for gearing, the rear wheel has more spokes than the front wheel as the weight of the rider and the traction converted by the chain make extra strength essential. A 10 gear cassette with 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23 teeth is mounted on the hub.
Out of the two brake calipers the from is used the most as braking is effected 70% on the front and 30% on the rear.
This is the bike's most fragile component with a life expectancy ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 km depending on its use. For 10 speed cassettes its 6mm wide.
This enables the selection of the large or small chain ring and is attached to the vertical tube, wither via a hanger riveted to this tube or by means of a collar.
This is one of the most intensively used parts an can easily result in a race being lost. Particular attention must be paid to this mechanical part and its correct adjustment
It generally consists of 52 or 53 teeth, while the small chain consists of 39 to 42 teeth except for varieties used for certain specific races .
In order to have enough spare parts to deal with all equipment mall functions the team takes with it on the LE tour: 27 road bikes , 12 pairs of low carbon wheels , 12 pairs of high carbon wheels , 12 lenticular back wheels used on the time trail stages , and 5 spoked front wheels
The bus which transports the riders during the transfers , is equipped with all mod cons including 2 showers, a washing machine , a driver and a television, not to mention a VIP corner for the briefings. The workshop truck , complete with all spare parts is the haut of team mechanics. The motor home . Autility vehicle , is used to transport all the luggage. Six cars , are devoted to ferrying the team management and the rest of the support staff (2 race managers, 3 physios . 1 VIP)
2 helmets for the race stages and 2 others for the time trails , 1headset , 1 cardio frequency meter , 10 short sleeved jerseys and 2 long sleeved jerseys , 10 bib shorts , 10 pair of socks , 2 pair of shoes , 5 pair of gloves , 5 pairs of shoe covers , 2 time trail racing suits , 1 windbreaker , 2 pair of lycra leggings .
As meals taken at hotels are paid by the organizers, the team only carries sufficient rations for the course of the stage. Of these, it is the water supplies that take up the most space and weight. Nearly 2, 000 bottles are consumed by the team's rider on the tour.
At the start of the stage the attackers who feel " up for it" try to give the peloton the slip. Those who don't threaten the contenders for victory are generally allowed to go. But in order to retain their lead up until the finish these escapes have to corporate effectively y. i.e swap turns in front before abandoning this marriage of convenience to go all out for victory at the finish.
In order to preserve their leaders position in the overall classification or to favor a big stage finish , certain teams to refuse to let the gap grow between leading group and peloton..Provided none of their own are among the front runners! Consequently several riders position themselves at the head of the peloton and accelerate as to increase its pace and reduce the gap. A peloton that has hit full speed generally needs roughly 5 kilometers to make up a minutes gap on a small group towards the end of a stage.
A team might possess a star sprinter a particularly explosive and powerful rider who specializes in group finishes. In this case, he sometimes get benefits from the assistance of several riders, themselves chosen for their dynamism. They are given the job of opening up the way for him until he surges forward to make his final push at around 200 to 500 m from the finish line. This is known as a train, or a rocket. In this type if finish the speed often exceeds 70km/hr.
Timed one by one on an identical course sometimes exceeding 60 km the riders are subjected to a solo exercise where power pays, but where managing one's efforts also plays a key role. The best performers can create a significant gap and even build a victory in the overall classification of one of the two stages generally contested under these conditions. To do well here, detail reconnoitering of the course is highly advisable, as the finer points of the trajectories and the number of times you have to brake can be decisive.
With more than 150 km of road and several hills under the rider's belts the selection process is already well advanced and there is generally only tightly knotted elite out in front of the final climb. For a potential winner it's the ideal moment to make his move and gain precious few seconds over his rivals .where riders are roughly equal in ability it is generally the one who has been supported by his "lieutenants" for longest who finds himself to be the freshest. An attack at this point then has every chance of meeting with success.
During mountain stages, certain cyclists find themselves experiencing difficulty keeping up with the pace of the peloton on the final climbs. In the event of large gaps they even run the risk of finishing outside the permitted time and thus being disqualified. In application of the principle of strength in numbers they consequently regroup so as to suffer together and maintain sufficient speed up to the top.