Green Mountain Jebel Al Akhdhar
Birkat Al Mouz, Oman
The Green Mountain Jebel Al Akhdhar is a col with a length of 13.7 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Birkat Al Mouz, Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, Oman. The average grade of this col is 10.2% with a maximum of 14.1%. The Green Mountain Jebel Al Akhdhar ascents from 610 meter at the start, to 2.021 meter at the top, with a total of 1.411 ascending meters.
|Elevation gain||1411 m|
|Average grade||10.2 %|
|Maximum grade||14.1 %|
|Minimum elevation||610 m|
|Maximum elevation||2021 m|
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Previously only open to professional World Tour riders taking part in the Tour of Oman, the full route from the base of the Green Mountain is classified as an HC climb (hors categorie) with an average 10.2% gradient and is widely acknowledged as the best in the whole Middle East region.
It’s a mountain challenge accepted and won by the likes of Chris Froome – who won the stage on the Tour of Oman in 2013 and 2014 – though the pro racers only take on half the full climb.
Tour of Oman 2016 (the first 8.4km)
Tour of Oman 2011-2015,2017-2019 (the first 5.7km)
- Tour of Oman 2018 - Stage 5
- Tour of Oman 2019 - Stage 5