Fernando Gaviria: It’s nice to have the old Cavendish in the peloton

Fernando Gaviria beat Mark Cavendish to win stage 1 at the Tour of Oman
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After winning stage 1 at the Tour of Oman with an uphill sprint in the vacant surroundings of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Fernando Gaviria could only finish fourth in the stage 2 sprint on the coast at Suhar Corniche.

The UAE Team Emirates sprinter won from the front on day one, with long-time lead out man Max Richeze putting in a big turn to set-up yet another win for the pairing.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to 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, Remco Evenepoel, and Demi Vollering.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from 2024 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.