The Race in 2014


The Frontier Epic (Trans Hajar as it was known back then) stage race 2014 was a huge success in only its fourth year, with 90 professional and amateur mountain bike racers lining up in quest for victory. This is an exciting summary video for riders!  

So what did the riders have to say?

 Men's Winner Timo Cooper commented: "Day one started off with a bit of disappointment when I lost a lot of time against my rivals, but from day two, I decided to make up all the time I could, especially in the third day."He added: "We can't ask for more here. Oman has got it all. This is my first time here. It was really amazing. The scenery is mind-blowing and I keep telling people back home about the capturing terrain here." 


 Women's Winner Hannele Steyn said: "Not one day was easy, not even the last day. I think it is an incredible event and it is beautiful to stay here. We have met a lot of people; everything was catered for. This event has got it all whether you're a technical rider or a climber. You will always remember a race from how tough and challenging it was." 


 British motorcycle racing TV personality Guy Martin, star of the recent UK documentary series Speed, finished the Trans Hajar race in 11th place in 13:59:33."I've done 24-hour solo races for years. I thought, looking in from the outside, the race was going to be easy," explained Martin.  "The days are not so long but it was faster than I like. Sprint racing is not my thing. It was an eye-opener. I didn't account for the heat, coming from an English winter," Martin admitted. 

2014 Full Race Results


The race in 2014 offered riders a tough and challenging. 4 days (or singular stages if wished) of riding through Oman's picturesque countryside. Many riders used it as preparation to their Cape Epic bid later in March while others took it on as a personal challenge.

 Rank Name Bib Nationality Finish Time Diff.1

  1. Timo Cooper 97 RSA 11:45:41
  2. Roman Van Uden 64 NZL 11:45:48  +00:00:07
  3. Peter OHiggins 59 AUS 12:00:48  +00:15:07
  4. Rob Barel 57 NED 12:08:03  +00:22:22
  5. James Lowden 55 GBR 12:27:29  +00:41:48
  6. Thomas Kammermann 34 SUI 12:57:16  +01:11:35
  7. Dave Shennan 82 NZL 13:24:07  +01:38:26
  8. Vinne Los 25 NED 13:28:13  +01:42:32
  9. Hannele Steyn 41 RSA 13:44:30  +01:58:49
  10. Tijs Van Olffen 26 NED 13:54:22  +02:08:41
  11. Guy Martin 86 GBR 13:59:33  +02:13:52
  12. Yuri Lipkov 50 CAN 14:05:23  +02:19:42
  13. Nick Carpenter-Frank 24 RSA 14:14:19  +02:28:38
  14. Christiaan Beyers 70 RSA 14:31:00  +02:45:19
  15. Leslie Brown 19 GBR 14:43:59  +02:58:18
  16. Ben Walton 2 GBR 14:44:05  +02:58:24
  17. Joost Bolt 51 NED 14:58:14  +03:12:33
  18. Piers Constable 10 GBR 14:59:13  +03:13:33
  19. Robert Clark 56 RSA 15:07:17  +03:21:36
  20. Suleiman Al Alawi 98 OMN 15:19:42  +03:34:02
  21. Liezel Beyers 71 RSA 15:30:00  +03:44:19
  22. Vlad Metaxa 80 ROM 15:38:52  +03:53:11
  23. Phillip Bond 53 GBR 15:47:22  +04:01:41
  24. Todd Green 6 USA 15:56:08  +04:10:27
  25. Sulaiyam Al Alawi 99 OMN 15:56:40  +04:10:59
  26. Kim Bowker 69 USA 16:08:17  +04:22:36
  27. Alexander Wolters  22 NED 16:13:53  +04:28:12
  28. Erwann Le Roux 38 FRA 16:20:38  +04:34:58
  29. Kees Vlot 54 NED 16:34:32  +04:48:51
  30. Marius Zwienen Van 44 NED 16:36:06  +04:50:26
  31. Harm Haverkort72NED16:57:32 +05:11:5132
  32. Sarah Haverkort40NED16:59:11 +05:13:3033
  33. Justin Chuven48USA17:09:38 +05:23:5734
  34. Glen Osmond13USA17:17:42 +05:32:0135
  35. Glyn Burton12GBR17:27:44 +05:42:0336
  36. Tomislav Nesovanovic79SRB17:41:03 +05:55:2237
  37. Peter Mueller35AUS17:42:31 +05:56:5038
  38. Johannes Prins49RSA17:46:52 +06:01:1139
  39. Patrick Gunn47RSA17:49:43 +06:04:0340
  40. Stuart Caunt43GBR17:53:35 +06:07:5441
  41. Rachael Clough83NZL17:55:49 +06:10:0842
  42. Gregory Wilson7USA18:02:26 +06:16:4643
  43. Gareth Baston81GBR18:11:50 +06:26:0944
  44. Nicol Van Dyk61RSA18:14:08 +06:28:2845
  45. Eulogy Van Dyk60RSA18:15:08 +06:29:2846
  46. Johan De Bruycker37BEL18:21:02 +06:35:2147
  47. Dries Vanderick39BEL18:28:42 +06:43:0148
  48. Rembert Boom32NED19:12:40 +07:26:5949
  49. Christophe Legrand30FRA19:26:04 +07:40:2450
  50. David Mitchell76GBR19:34:00 +07:48:2051
  51. Paul Klomp45NED19:37:09 +07:51:2852
  52. Jacobus Boom31NED19:59:06 +08:13:2553
  53. David McKerchar16RSA20:06:24 +08:20:4354
  54. Ian Gatehouse21GBR20:29:28 +08:43:4755
  55. Robbert Bodegom77NED20:35:10 +08:49:2956
  56. David Jenkins5GBR20:40:51 +08:55:1057
  57. Denrei Catalan75PHI20:59:08 +09:13:2758
  58. Alexis Alagos74PHI21:07:53 +09:22:1259
  59. Jim Lewis62GBR21:13:45 +09:28:0560
  60. Jessica Pansegrouw42RSA21:21:18 +09:35:3761
  61. Cora Mulder58NED21:21:34 +09:35:5462
  62. Paul Spyropoulos9IRL21:27:54 +09:42:1463
  63. Bill Collins28GBR21:41:05 +09:55:2464
  64. Brett Nussey67RSA22:13:34 +10:27:5365
  65. Gill Sparrow33GBR22:38:30 +10:52:4966
  66. David Green15RSA23:02:31 +11:16:5067
  67. Mike Applewhite27RSA23:05:29 +11:19:4868
  68. Robert Latham46GBR23:16:29 +11:30:4869
  69. Xavier Rouault85FRA23:29:02 +11:43:2170
  70. David Barkhuisen17RSA23:36:33 +11:50:52