Mark Cavendish: Olympics omnium crash was my fault

    South Korea's Park Sanghoon is stretchered off after crashing during the men's omnium points race.

    Story highlights

    • Italy's Elia Viviani wins cycling gold
    • Viviani recovers from crash in men's omnium
    • South Korean taken away on stretcher
    • Britain's Mark Cavendish takes silver

    (CNN)Mark Cavendish held his hands up and took the blame Monday after a collision with Sanghoon Park led to the South Korean cyclist being thrust from his bike and taken away on a stretcher.

    Cavendish emerged unscathed during the final event of the men's omnium at Rio 2016, but Park tumbled down the track, taking out eventual Olympic champion Elia Viviani and Australia's Glenn O'Shea.
    "It was my fault, I should have been looking more," silver medalist Cavendish told reporters. "I hope he's all right. I apologized to Elia after he went down."
    Park was attended to by medics, put on oxygen and rushed out of the arena as his fellow riders continued on the fifth and final event of the two-day competition -- the 40 km points race.