Mark Cavendish takes his third Scheldeprijs win

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Mark Cavendish matched Piet Oellibrandt's record today, winning the Scheldeprijs one-day classic for a third time.

"It's massive, a big win," said Cavendish. "I missed it the last two years, but I'm happy to come back and win it. It was my first win as a professional, it's special to me."

HTC-Highroad's Cavendish put several bike lengths between himself and Russian Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha)  and Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) after four and-a-half hours and 200 kilometres. 2002 winner, Australian Robbie McEwen (RadioShack) finished fifth.

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