BikeExchange's youthful sprint train delivers podium for Groves in Oman

Tour of Oman 2022 11th Edition 1st stage Al Rustaq Fort Muscat 138 km 10022022 Kaden Groves AUS Team BikeExchange Jayco photo Ilario BiondiSprintCyclingAgency2022
Kaden Groves of BikeExchange-Jayco receives best young rider prize after stage 1 at Tour of Oman (Image credit: Ilario Biondi/SprintCyclingAgency)

BikeExchange-Jayco's youthful lead-out train helped deliver sprinter Kaden Groves to a podium spot and the best young rider's jersey on the opening stage of the Tour of Oman, as the 23-year-old mixed it up with veteran fastmen Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) to take third place in Muscat.

Groves was the best of the rest behind the two sprint stars on the windy, uphill finish at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, narrowly missing out on second as Cavendish sprinted past just ahead of the line.

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