Athlete Matteo Jorgeson won the Tour of Oman and became the first American to win the race, which took place in Jabal Al Akhdar, in the interior of the Oman Coast. In the last four seasons, the cyclist had doubts about whether he could compete for the WorldTour.
“From the first year I joined, the team tried to convince me that I could win races. When I turned pro, I didn’t believe in everything. I didn’t even believe I deserved to be a pro. It was a process of convincing myself and doing races and being there enough to believe it”, said the cyclist after winning the competition.
Matteo Jorgeson signed a contract with Movistar and detailed his training for the match: “The team obviously wants me to win, they want a return on investment, but for me I needed to do it alone to justify all the work I’ve done. I think I trained like a leader for the last three, four years, training as hard as the other guys and just as hard and focused and sacrificed just as much, so I wanted to win.”
The cyclist showed an excellent performance against Mauri Vansevenant, from the Soudal Quick-Step team, overcoming all impediments in the fifth stage of the race and in the last few meters crossed the finish line with a big difference from the Belgian.