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New winner at Scheldeprijs a certainty

When the Scheldeprijs is fought out on Wednesday, April 15, over 200 kilometres the expected sprint finish will not contain the winner of the two previous editions, Mark Cavendish. The duel between him and Tom Boonen is tied, both having won the Scheldeprijs twice, but Cavendish takes a well deserved break from racing after a busy and successful spring.

Boonen can thus go up 3:2 on the Briton, provided he has recovered from his Paris-Roubaix win and is up for the task. The Scheldeprijs is a typical sprint affair, so expect Jürgen Roelandts and Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) up there as well as Graeme Brown (Rabobank).

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