Marcel Kittel kept his cool – and his balance – to win the 100th edition of the sprinters’ semi-Classic Scheldeprijs. The 23-year old German turned on the power in the final 150 metres to edge out Tyler Farrar and Theo Bos in a treacherous finish which saw a number of crashes. The win was Kittel’s fifth of the season, but the first for the newly unveiled Argos-Shimano team (formerly known as Project 1t4i).
Often overlooked due to its midweek slot between the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix, the Scheldeprijs is a rare opportunity for the pure sprinters to hold sway over the hard-men of the peloton during Classics season. Continue reading