Roger Hammond Three Days of De Panne st 1 2008
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Britain's Roger Hammond has shown that he is in good form ahead of the spring classics by taking part in an elite breakaway group in the first stage of the Three Days of De Panne in Belgium.

Hammond (Team High Road) bridged the gap with Danilo Napolitano, Bram Tankink and Frederik Willems to lone breakaway rider Wouter Weylandt on the Leberg. The break was later caught by a larger group, but it does show that Hammond is in a position to mix it with the very best.

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