Mark Cavendish ends well adrift in the Tour of Oman

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish came home 14th in the sixth and final stage of the Tour of Oman on Sunday to finish 96th overall.

The world road race champion, who crashed in the Tour of Qatar earlier this month, finished in the bunch as Germany's Marcel Kittel won the stage.

Cavendish's Team Sky team-mate Ian Stannard was the highest-placed Brit at 26th, with Garmin's David Millar 37th.

Slovakia's Peter Velits won the overall title ahead of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali and France's Tony Gallopin third.

Cavendish, 26, won two stages of the Tour of Qatar before suffering cuts and bruises in a fall on the final day in Doha.

He completed the stage without his helmet to finish sixth overall.

The 2011 Tour of Oman was the scene of Cavendish's first win of the season before he clinched the Tour de France green jersey and World Championship road race title.

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