Gaviria ends Oman on top despite lead-out man Richeze's disqualification

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)
Gaviria celebrates as Richeze argues with Cavendish (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) ended the Tour of Oman as he had started it six days ago, sprinting to victory and donning the green jersey of the points classification. On Tuesday's final stage 6, at Matrah Corniche, the Colombian took win number two of the race and his season, outsprinting BikeExchange-Jayco youngster Kaden Groves.

The victory came with a touch of controversy as Gaviria's lead-out man Max Richeze was disqualified hours after the stage. The veteran was adjudged to have impeded Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) in the final dash to the line.

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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.