Luxembourg cyclist Bob Jungels hit the big time by winning the first stage of the Tour of Oman on 16 February 2016. After 145,5 km between the Oman Exhibition Center and Al Bustan, the young 23-year-old Luxembourger slipped in the red jersey. This is the first victory of the cyclist of the team Etixx-Quick-Step in 2016, a year which started rather well for him after his good performance at the 'Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana' in Spain.
The Tour of Oman, which lasts from 16 to 21 February 2016, counts 6 stages on a total distance of 911 km. With Bob Jungels and Jempy Drucker, who arrived 96th at the first stage in Oman, two Luxembourgers participate in this race founded in 2010.
He made his mark on the international scene in 2010 when, at the age of 17, he won the junior world championship time trial. He was Luxembourg road champion in 2013 and in 2015 and time trial champion 2012, 2013 and 2015. In 2013 he became a professional racing cyclist at the Trek Factory Racing team. In addition to his national successes, he also won the 16th Nobili Rubinetterie Grand Prix. He took part in his first Grand Tour in 2014 - the Spanish 'Vuelta' - winning the combativity prize in the 17th stage. At the beginning of 2015, he won the Etoile de Bessèges. In 2015 the racing cyclist participated for the first time in the Tour de France where he finished 27th in the general ranking.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu)