VIDEO: MARK CAVENDISH’S FIRST WIN OF 2022 AT TOUR OF OMAN

Mark Cavendish notched his first victory of the 2022 season with a blistering sprint during stage two of the Tour of Oman. Cavendish emerged from a deep position and darted past Fernando Gaviria’s UAE leadout. Thanks to the stage bonus, the 36-year-old took the overall lead in the race, 9 seconds ahead of BikeExchange’s Kaden Groves and Fernando Gaviria.

“I was looking forward to this sprint, as it was similar to a Tour de France one, with a long finishing straight of over one kilometer. Everyone on the team was committed and did a great job, and coming into the stage I had a lot of confidence from yesterday’s good work. When the sprint started, I was a bit far back, but I had a good speed and I am happy with the way things panned out. It’s been only a few weeks since I returned on my bike following that crash on the track, so I am quite satisfied with my form. To take a win so early in the season it’s always important and we hope to get some more nice results before the Tour of Oman ends”, Cavendish said following the win.

TOUR OF OMAN STAGE 2 RESULTS

1 CAVENDISH Mark Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 4:10:31
2 GROVES Kaden Team BikeExchange – Jayco 0:00
3 CAPIOT Amaury Team Arkéa Samsic 0:00
4 GAVIRIA Fernando UAE Team Emirates 0:00
5 DEVRIENDT Tom Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux 0:00
6 RÄIM Mihkel Burgos-BH 0:00
7 STEWART Campbell Team BikeExchange – Jayco 0:00
8 PENHOËT Paul Groupama – FDJ 0:00
9 MENTEN Milan Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 0:00
10 CANAL Carlos Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:00

 

OVERALL STANDINGS

1 CAVENDISH Mark Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 7:27:16
2 GROVES Kaden Team BikeExchange – Jayco 0:09
3 GAVIRIA Fernando UAE Team Emirates 0:09
4 ANGULO Antonio Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:13
5 GOIKOETXEA Peio Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:13
6 CAPIOT Amaury Team Arkéa Samsic 0:15
7 COSTA Rui UAE Team Emirates 0:17
8 PENHOËT Paul Groupama – FDJ 0:19
9 RÄIM Mihkel Burgos-BH 0:19
10 MENTEN Milan Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 0:19

 

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