The 2024 Tour of Oman is the 13th running of this early season warm weather stage race through the deserts of the Gulf state. With three of the five stages finishing on an upward gradient it favours the climbers but there are also opportunities for the sprinters, so expect a thrilling race.
Read on and we'll show you how to watch a 2024 Tour of Oman live stream from anywhere with a VPN.
2024 Tour of Oman live streams will be available between Saturday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 14.
► Time — Start times vary each day. Check tour-of-oman.com for details.
► U.S. — FloBikes
► Canada — FloBikes
► Australia — Highlights on SBS
► FREE — OmanSportsTV on YouTube (Arabic)
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The 13th Tour of Oman kicks off on Saturday, February 10 for five stages of racing under the warm desert sun. While some riders will see it as a chance to get quality miles in their legs in good conditions, many will be chomping at the bit to put in a strong performance and get their year off to a good start.
Looking at the stage profiles, three of the five days finish on uphill gradients, but it’s only the final stage to Green Mountain that's really for the pure climbers. It's here that the favourites for the overall win will have to be at their best and top of this list are Adam Yates and Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché - Wanty) and Warren Barguil (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL).
The race starts with a stage for the pure sprinters — the likes of Fabio Jakobsen, Bryan Coquard, Alexander Kristoff and Caleb Ewan — but after this they start to favor climbers or the sprinters who can climb a bit. Stage two finishes with a 2.6 kilometre 7% climb, stage three the 4.6 kilometre 8.5% climb up Eastern Mountain, then the big finale on the final stage. As is the case every year, the now infamous Green mountain, with its brutal 10% slopes, lies in wait to decide who will win.
Just like the previous day, stage four of the race was again shortened due to adverse weather and the riders ended up facing only 104 kilometres in the Yitti Hills. Awaiting at the finish was an uphill sprint but before that a couple of killer climbs to cross including the 3 kilometre 10% incline of Al Jabal Road. This destroyed the chances of the pure sprinters leaving a reduced bunch of lighter men to fight out the finale.
At the end it was the Belgian Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Hôtels) who took the win from Ide Schelling (Astana Qazaqstan) and Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla).
With one stage left to race and the finish up Green Mountain looming the overall classification is finally poised with Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Team Emirates) now in the red jersey just three seconds ahead of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Quick-Step).
Hopefully the weather will ease so the race can get the finish everyone wants to see.
Watch a Tour of Oman live stream from abroad
It's only natural that you might want to watch a 2024 Tour of Oman live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?
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They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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Watch the Tour of Oman in the U.S.
How to watch a 2024 Tour of Oman live stream in the U.S.
Cycling fans in the U.S. can watch the 2024 Tour of Oman on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back US$149.99 for the year or US$29.99 on a monthly basis.
And if you're currently out of the U.S. but still want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore the ExpressVPN option set out above.
Watch the Tour of Oman in Canada
How to watch a Tour of Oman live stream in Canada
Cycling fans in Canada can watch the 2024 Tour of Oman on FloBikes. A subscription will set you back CAN$150 for the year or CAN$29.99 on a monthly basis.
Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to make your device think you're still in Canada.
Tour of Oman schedule and route
- Stage 1 | Saturday, February 10 | Oman Across Ages Museum - Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) (181.5 km)
- Stage 2 | Sunday, February 11 | Al Sifah - Qurayyat (170.4 km)
- Stage 3 | Monday, February 12 | Bid Bid - Eastern Mountain (169.3 km)
- Stage 4 | Tuesday, February 13 | Al Rustaq Fort - Yitti Hills (207.5 km)
- Stage 5 | Wednesday, February 14 | Imty - Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) (138.7 km)
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Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads. This resulted in his 2010’s best-selling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by 14 more guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain he has been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years now. He hosts talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, RIDE BRITAIN. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.