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wednesday 9 april 2014
102e Scheldeprijs

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MARCEL KITTEL THE FIRST TO WIN FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A RAW

09 april 2014

Today in Schoten, Marcel Kittel won very easily his third Scheldeprijs in a row. Thanks to that win, the 26 years old German not only equals Peet Oellibrandt and Mark Cavendish’s record but he is also the only one to win Antwerp sprinters’ race for the third time in a raw. Kittel indeed very easily defeated Tyler Farrar, Danny van Poppel, Alessandro Petacchi and the other riders in the bunch. A pity for Tom Boonen and his team-mates who worked very hard. Kittel was able to take advantage of their great job

Portret Marcel Kittel

09 april 2014

• Born May 11, 1988 in Arntadt (Germany)
• Length: 1,89m – Weight: 86 kg
• Prof since 2011
• Teams: Skil-Shimano (2011), Argos-Shimano (2012-2013), Team Giant-Shimano (2014)

102ND SCHELDEPRIJS SCHOTEN – QUOTES

09 april 2014

Marcel Kittel: “It was not obvious to repeat victory”

Tyler Farrar: “Marcel’s level is definitely higher than ours”

Danny van Poppel: “Very happy with the third position” 

 

FORMER SCHELDEPRIJS WINNER DIED AT THE START

09 april 2014

The 102nd edition of the Scheldeprijs (1.HC) started on Wednesday with a minute of silence dedicated to René Mertens who tragically deceased that morning. Mertens, who was 92 years old, won the race in 1947. He was actually attending the start of the race when he collapsed. He did in the ambulance on his way to the hospital. 

Previous edition

  1. 1 Marcel Kittel
  2. 2 Tyler Farrar
  3. 3 Danny Van Poppel

Victories per country

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  2. 2 9 victories
  3. 3 6 victories
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