The Wave, Muscat is playing host to the second round of the 2011 Tour of Oman which will head to Al Wuttayah from its main boulevard on February 16th at 12:30pm. The highly anticipated event is one of the many attractions of this year’s Muscat Festival and consists of an impressive lineup of 16 teams who will be competing back-to-back against some of the world’s best professional cyclists. Winning teams will then participate in Tour de’ France later on this year.
The Tour of Oman aims to showcase the nation’s various infrastructure and tourist attractions to the world by drawing immense international attention and promoting foreign investment, invigorating trade, in addition to stimulating overall economic activity in the country. The Tour will cover a number of key regions of the Sultanate including Muscat, Al Batinah, Al Dhakaliyah and Al Dhahirah. Hundreds and thousands of spectators are likely to witness the race which will complete 5 stages and 1 time trials over a distance of 850 Kms.
Marking the occasion, Michael Lenarduzzi, CEO of The Wave, Muscat stated, “Over the years, we have built an industry stature for promoting local tourism and hosting some of the most innovative, distinct and exciting global sporting events. Hosting Tour of Oman at our premises will only complement these visible efforts in making The Wave, Muscat the lifestyle destination of choice.”
He added, “The Tour of Oman is an excellent opportunity for the whole community to come together to be a part of an exciting tournament of endurance. We encourage everyone to attend the second round at The Wave, Muscat to enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere live this Wednesday.”
The start of the second round will take place along the main boulevard of The Wave, Muscat’s residential area where bikers and spectators will gather and kick off the start of the race. The Wave, Muscat endeavors to limit any impact this event may create to local residents particularly focusing on traffic flow, noise pollution, restriction of movement and cleanliness of the overall area.