Gaviria 'comfortable with performance' ahead of Tour of Oman sprint opener

KRAKOW POLAND AUGUST 15 Fernando Gaviria Rendon of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates prior to the 78th Tour de Pologne 2021 Stage 7 a 145km stage from Zabrze to Krakw TourdePologne TDP2021 UCIWT on August 15 2021 in Krakow Poland Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) heads to the Tour of Oman looking to open his account for the season at one of the three possible sprint stages on offer during the six-day race which kicks off on Thursday.

The Colombian is set to face off against ex-teammate Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) at the race, with the pair being the biggest-names among the fast-men on the start list. He started his season with last week's Saudi Tour, where he picked up a third and fourth place, but despite the disappointment of not taking a victory, he still likes his shape heading into Oman.

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