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The recent 2018 Amarok Tour in Oman gave us the opportunity to tackle some epic sand dunes in Volkswagen' more powerful V6-powered Amarok.
Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet won stage three of the Tour of Oman edging out Portugal's Rui Costa and Kazakhstan's Alexey Lutsenko in the final sprint.
French cyclist Bryan Coquard won the first stage of the Tour of Oman edging out Britain's Mark Cavendish and Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo in the final sprint.
Belgian Ben Hermans is the new leader of the Tour of Oman after winning the 145km second stage.
Spanish climbing specialist Rafael Valls won the Tour of Oman as Matthias Brandle of Austria clinched the sixth and final stage.
Fabian Cancellara has won the second stage of the Tour of Oman following a 195.5km ride from Al Hazm Castle to Al Bustan.
Ten days after his season opening race in Dubai, Vincenzo Nibali, returns to the peloton and a tougher test in the Tour of Oman.
Slovakia's Peter Sagan, riding for the Cannondale team, has won the Tour of Oman's fourth stage to claim the overall lead.
Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko clinched overall victory at the Tour of Oman as Norwegian Alexander Kristoff won the sixth and final stage.
Australia's Katusha rider Nathan Haas clinched victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Oman on Wednesday, edging Belgian Greg Van Avermaet.
Belgium's maintained his Tour of Oman lead with Saturday's success in the fifth and penultimate mountain stage.
Luxembourg's Bob Jungels has won the first stage of the Tour of Oman, a 145km run between the Oman Exhibition Center and Al Bustan.
The fifth stage of the Tour of Oman was called off because of a combination of soaring temperatures and strong winds.
Italian rider Andrea Guardini of the Astana team has sprinted to victory in opening stage of the Tour of Oman.
Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome successfully defended his Tour of Oman title following the final stage.
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