Mark Cavendish admits error in Olympic omnium points race crash

The silver medallist in the six event omnium in Rio 2016 apologises to winner Elia Viviani (Italy)

Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mark Cavendish admitted that he was at fault for a crash in the points race, the final round of the omnium competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, that brought down eventual winner Elia Viviani (Italy) and saw South Korean rider Park Sang-hoon stretchered off.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.