BMC leader Richie Porte is dropped in Tour of Oman stage 2, losing more time, but the team says he's on track for his Tour de France goals.
The son of star sprinter Erik Zabel says it's time for him to take his career to the next level.
The Dimension Data rider wins stage 2 and now has a slim advantage over Vincenzo Nibali and Greg Van Avermaet in the GC.
Bob Jungels opens his account with his first win of 2016 at Tour of Oman, riding in his first season with Etixx – Quick-Step.
Bob Jungels races to a 6-second victory in the opening stage at the Tour of Oman, showing his new Etixx teammates he has the legs to win.
The Etixx – Quick-Step rider has a 10-second lead in the GC heading into stage 2.
Eddy Merckx is working behind the scenes to renew the Tour of Oman's contract after a rocky 2015 edition of the race.
Richie Porte is a co-leader alongside Tejay van Garderen on BMC Racing this season, a role he says comes with added pressure.
After a sandstorm and exploding tires in 2015, some teams will skip the Tours of Qatar and Oman next season. Trek says it's "complicated."
Tour of Oman names teams for 2016 edition, but curiously, Etixx will race the Middle Eastern event, despite opting out of Tour of Qatar.