BikeExchange and Groves improve to sprint to second on stage 2 in Oman

SOHAR OMAN FEBRUARY 11 Kaden Groves of Australia and Team Bikeexchange Jayco White Best Young Rider Jersey prior to the 11th Tour Of Oman 2022 Stage 2 a 1675km stage from Naseem Park to Suhar Corniche TourofOman on February 11 2022 in Sohar Oman Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco) in the white young rider's jersey at the Tour of Oman (Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

After finishing third in his first sprint of the year at the opening stage of the Tour of Oman, Australian youngster Kaden Groves improved to second place on day two of the race, finishing behind a superb sprint from Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) at Suhar Corniche.

The 23-year-old, who is at the start of his third season at BikeExchange-Jayco, is running with an equally young team in Oman with only Cameron Meyer over the age of 25.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.