Professional road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish, who is a part of the UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step, is aiming for his fourth consecutive victory by winning the Belgian semi-Classic at Schelderprijs.
This tournament is all set to start in Belgium on April 3, 2013, from 12:30 PM onwards.
Cavendish had won the Three Days of De Panne in second place a couple of weeks ago and that had brought him a lot of confidence, said Cavendish according to reports.
The director sportif for the Belgian super team, Wilfried Peeters said that he is always ready to back up Cavendish. He is also very impressed with his wins and said that he believes that Cavendish can break the 50 year old record of Piet Oellibrandt, the Belgium professional cyclist who had set a record in this tournament in the year 1963. Wilfried Peeters also added that they all have a hit and confident team and Cavendish should be able to lead them very well in this Belgian semi-Classic at Schelderprijs.
Other competitors who look string to win this title are André Greipel from Germany, Arnaud Demare, Gerald Ciolek, and Marcel Kittel amongst others.
This Belgian semi-Classic at Schelderprijs will be a 204 kilometer race, parcourse and several well renowned and award winning participants will be a part of this grand tournament. The cyclists will start out from Antwerp down to a flat.
Mark Cavendish is known for his sprinting skills. Some call him arrogant as well. This is because when the press asks him if he is the best sprinter in recent times or not, he always says yes! Cavendish said in his defense, in a light mood that this is sometimes deemed as arrogant but he just says what he feels is true.