Cycling: Cavendish wins Belgian Classic

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The Independent Online

A powerful sprint saw Mark Cavendish rack up the third Scheldeprijs Classic victory of his career yesterday.

Cavendish outgunned Russian Denis Galimzyanov and Yauheni Hutarovich of Belarus to win the 200km one-day race in Belgium. The HTC-Highroad rider, who also won in 2007 and 2008, said: "I'm racing a lot this season, and I've had some bad luck, so it's good I can get the wins in." The 25-year-old will continue his build-up to the Tour de France in the Paris-Roubaix event, before the Tour of Italy and the Tour de Suisse.