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"It's two weeks of great racing. After the stages you can train extra kilometres because of the great climate. Qatar and Oman are races where you can really build on your form for the Spring Classics!" 

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25.11.2015 @ 06:00 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Wanty-Groupe Gobert received an invitation by ASO to ride the Tour of Qatar (8-12 February) and the Tour of Oman (16-22 February) in 2016. Wanty-Groupe Gobert's captain Marco Marcato is happy with these invitations. 

 

"These races have a very high level with lots of WorldTour teams. The climate in the Gulf is great in February. The Tour of Qatar is characterized by a lot of wind and high speeds.In Oman there is a lot of altitude metres. It's two weeks of great racing. After the stages you can train extra kilometres because of the great climate. Qatar and Oman are races where you can really build on your form for the Spring Classics!" 

It's the first time Jean-Francois Bourlart's team is invited to these races in the Gulf states.

"This is a step forward for the team which starts its sixth year in the ProContinental division. ASO is a big organisation and they reward us for our attractive and attacking style of racing," Wanty-Groupe Gobert's sports director Hilaire Van Der Schueren reacted.

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