Jasper Philipsen ready to take the next step after Scheldeprijs victory

SCHOTEN BELGIUM APRIL 07 Podium Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration during the 109th Scheldeprijs 2021 Mens Elite a 1942km race from Terneuzen to Schoten Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures Trophy SP21 FlandersClassic on April 07 2021 in Schoten Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) celebrates his Scheldeprijs win in Schoten (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Beating the Deceuninck-QuickStep duo of Sam Bennett and Mark Cavendish after a lead-out by Michael Mørkøv in the Scheldeprijs is what 23-year-old Alpecin-Fenix sprinter Jasper Philipsen did in Schoten on Wednesday, and it's what one calls a big win.

Indeed, it brings back memories to Cavendish of his breakthrough win in Schoten back in 2007. That win was the prelude to the Manxman's splendid career that for now stands at three Scheldeprijs wins, a world title and 30 stage wins at the Tour de France, among many others.

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