Porte, Thomas, and Bardet will be gunning for early season wins, but it's likely that Alberto Contador will win the "Race to the sun."
Scenes from the final stage of the Tour of Oman, won by Alexander Kristoff in a sprint
Alexander Kristoff sprints to another win in the final stage of the Tour of Oman as Vincenzo Nibali takes the overall title
With four wins in the bag this season, Alexander Kristoff is the odds-on favorite to win a second Milano-Sanremo in one month's time.
The Katusha rider has now won four stages this season, all in the Middle East races.
The British sprinter finishes second to Alexander Kristoff on the final stage, but benefits from time bonuses to take the overall victory.
Edvald Boasson Hagen loses the overall lead due to flat tires, while Alexander Kristoff sprints to his second victory of the week.
The Katusha rider edges Cavendish at the finish line of stage 2, but the latter holds onto his overall race lead.
Alexander Kristoff hopes his team's doping problems don't upend his season
Veteran racer Michael Morkov will serve as one of Alexander Kristof's lieutenants next season.