Mark Cavendish a close second to Gaviria in season debut in Oman

MUSCAT OMAN FEBRUARY 10 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl after the 11th Tour Of Oman 2022 Stage 1 a 138km stage from Al Rustaq Fort to Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre TourofOman on February 10 2022 in Muscat Oman Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) at the Tour of Oman (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish grabbed a close second place behind Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in his first race day of the season at the Tour of Oman in Muscat.

The QuickStep-AlphaVinyl sprinter finished the 138-kilometre stage with the quickest final burst to the line but started further back than his Colombian rival, who was delivered to the front by his veteran lead-out man Max Richeze.

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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, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


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 Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix