Marcel Kittel takes 2016 Scheldeprijs in photo finish with Mark Cavendish

The German took his fourth career win in the Belgian race, narrowly beating Britain's Mark Cavendish to the line

(Image credit: Watson)

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick-Step) sealed his fourth career victory at Scheldeprijs after beating Britain's Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) to the line in a photo finish in the 2016 edition.

Kittel won three consecutive editions of the Belgian classic between 2012 and 2014, missing the race last year, but returned to take victory in the sprint finish in Schoten on Wednesday.

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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.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).