Mark Cavendish second in first race of his season as Fernando Gaviria wins opening stage of Tour of Oman

Gaviria claims his maiden win of the season a week after performing well at the Saudi Tour

Fernando Gaviria
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Colombian Fernando Gaviria beat the oncoming Mark Cavendish to win the first stage of the Tour of Oman.

UAE Team Emirates' Gaviria picked up his first win of the season after taking advantage of a good leadout from his fellow South American, the Argentine Maximiliano Richeze.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.