The Netherlands’ Dylan Groenewegen kept up his winning start to the season with victory at the Three Days of Bruges-De Panne in Belgium today.
The Team Jumbo-Visma rider beat Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria of UAE Team Emirates to first place with a late sprint, clocking a time of 4 hours 25min 45sec for the 200.3 kilometres course.
Italy’s Elia Viviani of Deceuninck-QuickStep came third.
The defending champion launched his attack first with around 200 metres remaining.
But he was no match for Groenewegen, who claimed his fifth win of the season.
The Dutchman has already sprinted to wins this year in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Volta ao Algarve and two stages of Paris-Nice.
Today also saw action continue at the other International Cycling Union WorldTour event taking place today, the Volta a Catalunya, with Great Britain's Adam Yates moving up to second place overall after a superb victory in stage three.
The 26-year-old Mitchelton-Scott rider prevailed from an elite group of five at the end of the 179km route from Sant Feliu de Guíxols to ski resort Vallter 2000.
🥇 @AdamYates7, guanyador de la tercera etapa de la #VoltaCatalunya 2019.— Volta a Catalunya (@VoltaCatalunya) March 27, 2019
🇪🇸 Adam Yates, ganador de la tercera etapa de la Volta 2019.
🇬🇧 Adam Yates, Volta 2019 Stage 3 winner. pic.twitter.com/XV4WcCSJAR
He is now only 27 seconds behind Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto-Soudal, who was two minutes 47 seconds ahead overnight.
Colombia’s Egan Bernal of Team Sky finished second today, while Ireland’s Daniel Martin of UAE Team Emirates came third.
Bernal is 30 seconds behind De Gendt, whose overall time now stands at 13:28:29, in third.
Stage four is scheduled to take place tomorrow with a 150.3km route from Llanars to La Molina.
"I had the best legs in the final section," Yates was reported as saying by BBC Sport.
"There'll be more of the same tomorrow.
"There's plenty of time to get the overall lead here."
The final stage in Barcelona is scheduled for Sunday (March 31).