Fabian Cancellara wins his third Tour of Flanders

Swiss rider out-sprints breakaway companions to take third Flanders win

Fabian Cancellara wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders from Sep Vanmarcke and Stijn Vandenbergh

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Fabian Cancellara sprinted his way to a third career victory in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday as he outgunned breakaway companions  Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin), Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at the finish in Oudernaarde. 

Belgians Van Avermaet and Vanmarcke rounded off the podium in second and third respectively, while compatriot Vandenbergh made it into fourth.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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