Mark Cavendish (Columbia-Highroad) has won his second stage of the Three Days of De Panne in Belgium.
The Isle of Man sprinter won this morning's short 112km stage, repeating last year's double stage win at the event.
Robbie McEwen (Katusha) was runner-up again, with German Andre Schulze (PSK Whirlpool) third.
Cavendish's win means he consolidates his position at the top of the race's points classification.
It's Cavendish's 36th professional career win, and his eighth this season. Cavendish has come away with a victory in every stage race he has taken part in this season so far: Tour of Qatar, Tour of California, Tirreno-Adriatico and De Panne, as well as his emphatic win in Milan-San Remo.
Next week's Ghent-Wevelgem (Wednesday, April 8) has been singled out by Cavendish as one of his main targets of the year.
Belgian Frederik Willems (Liquigas) leads overall in the Three Days of De Panne going into this afternoon's final 14.75km individual time trial.
Mark Cavendish wins his second consecutive stage in the Three Days of De Panne
Frederik Willems leads the race overall
Bradley Wiggins wins last stage of De Panne
Cavendish wins in De Panne
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