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Dubai Tour - Team Presentation

Nibali plays down chances in Tour of Oman

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) arrived for the Tour of Oman at 7:30 local time on Monday slightly under-prepared. “I tried to train well, but in the last…

Eddy Merckx in Doha, Qatar Credit: Gregor Brown

How Eddy Merckx put the Middle East on the cycling map

Eddy Merckx’s rule has shifted from the roads of Europe to Qatar, where he created a stage race across the petroleum-rich state in 2002. Yesterday, Dutchman Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quick Step) won…