Marcel Kittel wins record third straight Scheldeprijs

German sprinter bursts out of the pack to win Scheldeprijs ahead of Tyler Farrar and Danny Van Poppel

Marcel Kittel zipped over the line today in Schoten, Belgium, for a record third consecutive win in the Scheldeprijs one-day classic. It appeared easy for the German given he shot clear by three bike lengths ahead of 2010 winner, Tyler Farrar.

"Yeah, maybe it was because there was a lot of tail-wind!" said Kittel in his white and black team Giant kit. "I feel good. It's not just my legs but my team. I started the sprint from a good position and used my good legs to sprint as hard as possible."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.