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The 2016 Scheldeprijs is a one-day semi-classic cycling race that took place in Belgium on 6 April 2016. The race began in Antwerp and finished in Schoten, covering a course of 207.8 kilometres (129.1 mi). It is rated as a 1.HC event as part of the 2016 UCI Europe Tour.[1]

2016 Scheldeprijs
Race details
Dates6 April 2016
Stages1
Distance207.8 km (129.1 mi)
Winning time4h 54' 05"
Results
  Winner  Marcel Kittel (GER) (Etixx–Quick-Step)
  Second  Mark Cavendish (GBR) (Team Dimension Data)
  Third  André Greipel (GER) (Lotto–Soudal)
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Unlike other spring classics such as Paris–Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, the Scheldeprijs is suited particularly for the sprinters, such as the defending champion, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha). Marcel Kittel (Etixx–Quick-Step) and Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) had both won the race three times.[2] The finish was changed from previous years, with two extra corners added in the race finale in an attempt to improve safety.[3] The route was flat throughout and finished with three laps of a circuit in Schoten.[4]

The race was won by Kittel in a sprint finish, with Cavendish second and André Greipel (Lotto–Soudal) third.[5]

TeamsEdit

ResultEdit

Result (top 10)[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 54' 05"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 0"
3   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
4   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
5   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 0"
7   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 0"
8   Wouter Wippert (NED) Cannondale + 0"
9   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
10   Daniel McLay (GBR) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scheldeprijs (preview)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Scheldeprijs 2016: Results & News". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Scheldeprijs: start line quotes and photos". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Scheldeprijs (profile)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Scheldeprijs (result)". ProCyclingStats. 6 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Scheldeprijs (startlist)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 April 2016.

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