2014 Tour of Oman
Excellent article on Jabal Al Akhdhar INRNG.com 2-22-14
The name Jabal Al Akhdhar means “green mountain,” but this is more an magnificent limestone massif than a mountain. The name green mountain logically derives from an area moist enough to support vegetation, thus “green” in an otherwise barren environment. Jabal Al Akhdhar is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range of northern Oman. In 2011 Jabal Al Akhdhar was designated a nature reserve by the Sultan Qaboos.
Jabal Al Akhdhar is commonly been the principal climb of the annual the Tour of Oman which consists of 6 stages in February of each year. The climb is exceptionally challenging at 10% average grade over 14 kilometers.
Tour of Oman Stage 5 - February 2, 2019
Official Route Map
The Tour of Oman was held for the first time in 2010 and has attracted top professional cyclists each year, including Fabian Cancellara (winner TOA 2010; 4x World Time Trial Champion; 8 stage wins TdF; 3 stage wins Vuelta ), Chris Froome (TOA 2013-2014; TdF 2013, 2015-2017; Giro 2018, Vuelta 2017), and Vincenzo Nibali (TOA 2016; #1 TdF 2014, Giro 2013, 2016, Vuelta 2010)
Chris Froome won the 2013 and 2014 Tour of Oman
Leader jersey is red in the Tour of Oman.
Stage 5 2019 Tour of Oman on Jaball Al Akhdhar
Photo: Amaury Sport Organization - P. Bailet
2019 Stage 5 profile
Jabal Al Akhdhar Profile - Tour of Oman
Wikipedia - Tour of Oman