Mark Cavendish can finally add an Olympic medal to his already impressive CV after claiming silver in the men’s omnium, despite many calling for his disqualification after he floored several other riders seemingly by accident.
The popular Manxman placed in the points race, a 30km event which sees points distributed to sprinters throughout the event to secure the silver medal and add further to a stunning showing by British Cycling in Rio de Janeiro.
Cavendish was at the centre of a controversy in the race though, after bumping into and bringing down several other riders, including race leader and eventual gold-medallist Elia Vivani, leaving some to say that he should’ve been DQ’d.
The more likely explanation is that it was indeed unintentional, with the rider apologising to others after, and having been allowed to continue, Mark rode on to success.
— Mpora (@Mpora) August 15, 2016