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Tour of Oman cycling race could be rescheduled in March

2020 Tour of Oman was cancelled following the death of the country's ruler Sultan Qaboos

Tour of Oman cycling race could be rescheduled in March

The race, first run in 2010, has established itself as part of the early season block of racing in the Gulf states, along with the UAE Tour and the Saudi Tour.

The 2020 Tour of Oman is reportedly to be rescheduled for early March after being cancelled following the death of the country's ruler earlier this month.

According to reports on cycling industry websites, the ProSeries event, which was to be held on February 11-16, could now instead be run from March 3-8.

The event was one of a number of major events suspended or cancelled after the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said on January 10.

Race organisers ASO has reportedly been working to find a new date for the six-day race as soon as possible.

After Sultan Qaboos' death, a three-day period of national mourning was observed, followed by a 40-day period, with the Ministry of Tourism instructing the cancellation of numerous events around Oman.

The race, first run in 2010, has established itself as part of the early season block of racing in the Gulf states, along with the UAE Tour and the Saudi Tour.

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