Tom Boonen said goodbye with a final race in Belgium, Scheldeprijs, before heading to Paris-Roubaix one final time.
Marcel Kittel wins Scheldeprijs, but the big story was Tom Boonen's farewell to Belgium — his final race in his home country.
Marcel Kittel wins a record fourth Scheldeprijs classic Wednesday in Schoten, Belgium, out-sprinting Elia Viviani after 202km of racing.
Cavendish has won Scheldeprijs three times, while he was due to start just his third edition of Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.
Wednesday's event will serve as Tom Boonen's last race as a professional on Belgian roads.
Cavendish and Farrar have a history, but they've managed to put bad blood aside and have become good friends and teammates in 2016.
Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel battle to become the first to win a record four titles at Belgium's Scheldeprijs classic.
Marcel Kittel wins a record fourth Scheldeprijs classic in classic, rainy Belgian weather, narrowly nipping Mark Cavendish with a
With a history of crashes near the finish line, the final run-in at Scheldeprijs was altered for the 2016 edition.
There's a wide range of tech choices for Wednesday's midweek Scheldeprijs race in Belgium.