Cavendish crashes and is docked points but stays in Tour of Oman green jersey contention

Mark Cavendish in the Tour of Oman green points jersey
Mark Cavendish in the Tour of Oman green points jersey (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish took a battering on a tough penultimate stage 5 for QuickStep-AlphaVinyl at the Tour of Oman but came through a hard crash to ride another day and stay in the green points jersey battle into Tuesday's final sprint stage 6 to Matrah Corniche.

The crash wasn't the only hardship of the stage for Cavendish, with the news filtering through later on via Wielerflits that he had been docked nine green jersey points for pushing off from the race doctor's car on three occasions.

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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.