Tour of Oman Stage 2

Hermans Celebrates Victory with BMC Racing Team

Hermans Wins Tour of Oman Stage 2 and Claims Leader’s Jersey

Ben Hermans put in a commanding performance on stage 2 of the Tour of Oman to win the first uphill stage of the race and move into the overall lead with four stages remaining. Daniel Green, Head of Performance Analysis for BMC Racing Team, shares SRM insights:

Ben’s data from his win in Stage 2 of The Tour Of Oman highlights a war of attrition in the final 3km. An overall stage average of 220W doesn’t paint the true picture. The final 5 minutes of the stage required an average just under 500W, but this included several pauses and hesitations. It was Ben’s build to the line that was most impressive. In an already fatigued state, he managed to put out almost 700W for the final 1 minute, increasing the effort with 40 seconds to go, and then stepping it up again to over 700W for the final 20 seconds to secure the stage win. - Daniel Green, Head of Performance Analysis, BMC Racing Team