Tour of Oman 2017 starts from
February 14, 2017 and ends on February 19, 2017.
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.