Sylvain Chavanel wins Three Days of De Panne

Sylvain Chavanel wins final stage TT and overall in Three Days of De Panne 2013

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won the final stage time trial to take the overall win in the Three Days of De Panne on Thursday.

Chavanel started the day in fourth overall, 10 seconds adrift of race leader Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). The Frenchman blitzed the twisting 14.75km route around De Panne to take the stage win over second-placed Anton Vorobyev (Katusha) by 19 seconds. Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) was third at 21 seconds.

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