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Sam Bennett beaten at Scheldeprijs by cold and Alpecin-Fenix train'We were missing one guy in the final' says Deceuninck-QuickStep rider
Jasper Philipsen ready to take the next step after Scheldeprijs victoryYoung Belgian paving his way to the Tour de France as 'being a factor in those sprints too'
Mark Cavendish continues return to form with third at ScheldeprijsManxman plays sweeper role as Philipsen beats Bennett in sprint
The Belgian timed his sprint perfectly to win by a wheel over pre-race favourite Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep).
Mark Cavendish chalked up his best one-day result in years, taking third in a race he's won three times, the last victory a decade earlier in 2011.
The race started with snow and cold temperatures and brutal crosswinds that split the peloton. More than half of the bunch climbed into the team buses before the final lap.
However, most of the top sprinters made the front split, with Pascal Ackermann unable to capitalise on the hard work of his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates and Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) unable to get through the traffic.
Dries de Bondt and then Jonas Rickaert brought Philipsen into position up the right-hand side and Bennett waited too long to jump off his lead-out into the headwind, reversing the similar result of the Classic Brugge-De Panne.
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