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Tyler Storms the Scheldeprijs


“I didn’t have good legs,”

said Tyler Farrar after his surprise victory in the Scheldeprijs today,

“- but my team did such a great job that I felt I had to give something back in the sprint.”

Tyler secures one of his season goals.

The Scheldeprijs has been an objective of Tyler’s for years;

“This is special because I was thinking all winter about both Gent-Wevelgem and the Scheldeprijs.

“The team worked very well for me and in the closing stages I was lucky that I kept the right wheel. At 600 meters from the finish I found the wheel of my training buddy Weylandt, who was being led out by Tom Boonen, and in the last 200 meters I was strong enough to come by them.

“This is an important victory for me, this is still a semi-classic. The stage victory in De Panne was beautiful, but this is something else altogether.”

said the American, speaking Flemish in an interview with Belgian tv.

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Scheldeprijs Result

1. Tyler Farrar (VS) 205 km in 4h28’51”
2. Robbie McEwen (Aus)
3. Robert Förster (Dui)
4. Greg Henderson (NZe)
5. Wouter Weylandt
6. Enrico Rossi (Ita)
7. Kris Boeckmans
8. Jimmy Casper (Fra)
9. Lloyd Mondory (Fra)
10. Alexander Kristoff (Noo)
11. Kenny Dehaes
12. Danilo Hondo (Dui)
13. Michael Van Staeyen
14. Roy Sentjens
17. Baptiste Planckaert
18. Tom Boonen
19. Graeme Brown (Aus)
22. André Greipel (Dui)
23. Borut Bozic (Svn)
24. Timothy Dupont
25. Benjamin Verraes
26. Kenny van Hummel (Ned)
31. Theo Bos (Ned)
35. Stijn Devolder

Martin Williamson
Martin is our Editor, Web site Designer and Manager, and concentrates on photography. He's been involved in cycling for over 42 years and has raced for many of them, having a varied career which includes time trials, road and track racing, and triathlons. Martin has been the Scottish 25 Mile TT and 100 Mile TT Champion, the British Points Race League Champion on the track, and was a prolific winner of time trials in his day, particularly hilly ones like the Tour de Trossachs and the Meldons MTT.

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