Oscar Freire Ghent Wevelgem 2008
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Oscar Freire (Rabobank) became the first Spaniard to ever win Ghent-Wevelgem, with a perfectly timed sprint after a thrilling edition of the mid-week classic.

Freire emerged from a hectic finale and switched violently to his right when he started his sprint a long way out. His switch caused chaos behind him but he powered to the finish and beat Aurelien Clerc (Bouygues Telecom) and Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) at the line.

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