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Cavendish too quick for Schleck brothers in Stiphout

Profronde van Stiphout: Stiphout, The Netherlands -

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Cavendish takes a 'close' victory.

Cavendish takes a 'close' victory.
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The crowd was out in force.

The crowd was out in force.
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A close up.

A close up.
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Hoogerland (r) still has scars from his horrific Tour de France crash.

Hoogerland (r) still has scars from his horrific Tour de France crash.
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Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) sporting a beard to cover the facial injuries he sustained at the Tour.

Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) sporting a beard to cover the facial injuries he sustained at the Tour.
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Life is pretty good for Mark Cavendish at the moment.

Life is pretty good for Mark Cavendish at the moment.
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A glass of beer for the podium.

A glass of beer for the podium.
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Before the race the Schlecks get a photo with the podium girls.

Before the race the Schlecks get a photo with the podium girls.
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The sprint is on - not too hard to predict the winner.

The sprint is on - not too hard to predict the winner.
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Cavendish puts on a straight face in the company of the podium girls.

Cavendish puts on a straight face in the company of the podium girls.
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Ready to go Frank?

Ready to go Frank?
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Frank Schleck answers some questions about the Tour before the race.

Frank Schleck answers some questions about the Tour before the race.
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Cavendish presented prior to the race.

Cavendish presented prior to the race.
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Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) takes a corner.

Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) takes a corner.
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Cavendish was the centre of plenty of attention.

Cavendish was the centre of plenty of attention.
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The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT works with the company's own app but also Abvio's powerful Cyclemeter.

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT works with the company's own app but also Abvio's powerful Cyclemeter.
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The racing continued into the evening.

The racing continued into the evening.
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Cavendish gets some kisses.

Cavendish gets some kisses.
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The break mid'way through the race with Cavendish in the lead.

The break mid'way through the race with Cavendish in the lead.
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Cavendish on the podium.

Cavendish on the podium.
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Riders get ready to set off.

Riders get ready to set off.
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Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) added the Profronde van Stiphout to his name on Tuesday. The British super sprinter was too fast for Luxembourg's Andy and Frank Schleck who had to settle for the minor positions.

The three riders joined, Ivan Basso, Laurens Ten Dam, Johnny Hoogerland and Thomas Dekker among others at the start in Stiphout.

Bauke Mollema finished fourth, while Pim Ligthart of the Vacansoleil DCM team won the sprint of the chasing group.

Results
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
3Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
6Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
7Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
9Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team
10Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team

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