Kittel proud of Scheldeprijs sprint win

Marcel Kittel made further strides up the sprinting pecking order with a fine win to claim the 2012 Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. The race is typically decided by the best sprinters in the world and although world champion Mark Cavendish was absent, Kittel (Argos-Shimano) still had to contend with Andre Greipel and Tyler Farrar. While the Lotto rider has been off form in recent weeks and Farrar has yet to win this year, the race was a hotly contested affair and an opportunity for the pure sprinters to test themselves during the cobbled season.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.