Stage 2 of the 2017 Tour of Oman saw riders complete a 142.5km course from Nakhal to Al Bustan. The peloton were active throughout the race as multiple breakaways tried to have their day out the front. Roy Curvers was one of the riders that made a move early on in the race but it was quickly reeled in by the chasing peloton. Two other riders went on to make a successful move and spent the day up the road. As the race came towards the 2km to go mark, the race was back together. The team worked well to position Søren Kragh Andersen well on the final climb. He finished the day in 15th position and now stands at 15th place in the general classification.
“Today was a great race from the team. They supported me perfectly throughout the day and especially during the final kilometers going into the last climb. From then on it was up to me, I felt good but in the last 500m I couldn’t accelerate and follow the leaders. I’m really happy with how we rode out there today and that I was in a good position on the final climb. We are looking forward to the upcoming stages where we will for sure have new chances”, Søren explained after stage 2.
Team coach Marc Reef said: “Todays stage was 3.5km shorter to finish on a climb, which reduced our chances. Regardless we believed in Søren and the team did a great job of putting him into position on the last climb. Søren was strong and ended the day in 15th place.”