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The 2014 Scheldeprijs cycling race took place on 9 April. It was the 102nd time the Scheldeprijs was run. Marcel Kittel won the race for a third time, equaling the record of Piet Oellibrandt and Mark Cavendish, but being the first person in history with three consecutive wins.

2014 Scheldeprijs
Race details
Dates9 April 2014
Stages1
Distance200.9 km (124.8 mi)
Winning time4h 33' 53"
Results
  Winner  Marcel Kittel (GER) (Giant–Shimano)
  Second  Tyler Farrar (USA) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Third  Danny van Poppel (NED) (Trek Factory Racing)
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The race was characterized by an early break consisting of six riders: Jan Ghyselinck, Luke Rowe, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Ivan Balykin, Andrea Fedi and Alessandro Bazzana, which built up a maximum lead of five minutes. About 10 km from the finish, the peloton led by Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, reduced the gap to 1 minute. This was the sign for Luke Rowe to attack, eventually being caught up by Andrea Fedi who did the same thing a bit later. Two kilometers from the finish the Italian was also caught up by the peloton, in which Omega Pharma–Quick-Step and Garmin–Sharp were preparing the sprint. Marcel Kittel started the sprint early but managed to speed away from his opponents. Behind him Tyler Farrar and Danny van Poppel finished second and third.[1]

ResultsEdit

Cyclist Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Giant–Shimano 4h 33' 53"
2   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Sharp s.t.
3   Danny van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
4   Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
5   Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura s.t.
6   Davide Appollonio (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
7   Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
8   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Astana s.t.
9   Yannick Martinez (FRA) Team Europcar s.t.
10   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) IAM Cycling s.t.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kittel wint onbedreigd in rimpelloze Scheldeprijs". Sporza (Dutch).

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