Roger Hammond secured his best ever placing in a major Classic when he took second in Ghent-Wevelgem today. Hammond had escaped in the 'suicide break' of the day after just 40 kilometres, but held on brilliantly to take second place behind team mate Marcus Burghardt after the pair got their tactics spot on.

Despite not winning, Hammond deservedly crossed the line with his arms in the air. In what was a collective triumph for the T-Mobile squad, Hammond?s team-mate Marcus Burghardt finished first after attacking just before the red kilometre flag to escape from Spanish sprinter Oscar Freire, the danger man of the five-man break away group.

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