Muscat - The 2019 edition of the annual cycling tournament (Tour of Oman 2019) will start today, Saturday.
Eighteen cycling team, each made up of seven riders, are competing in the six-stage challenge, which covers 906 kilometres
Defending champion Alexey Kutsenko of Team Astana from Kazakhstan will be in the fray looking to retain his crown and will be the biggest star attraction.
The 2016 Rio Olympics individual road race champion Greg van Avermaet will be the other point of focus and will provide a stiff challenge to Kutsenko.
A total prize money of 101,380 euros including 11,000 euros for the overall winner will be up for grabs.
The overall winner will be the winner of the Red jersey for the general individual time classification while the points competition winner will take the Green jersey.
The winner of the best young rider classification will take the White jersey while the most aggressive rider will claim the Gold jersey.