Tim Merlier sprinted to a second win on the Benelux Tour in Thursday’s fourth stage in Ardooie but it was not enough to take the leader’s jersey from Stefan Bissegger.
You can rewatch STAGE 4 of 2021 Benelux Tour HERE
Stage 4 ended in a mass sprint at the end which Merlier, who won Monday’s opening stage, nicked ahead of former world champion Mads Pedersen, Danny Van Poppel and Peter Sagan.
“It’s really a victory for the team today because my teammates protected me perfectly from the wind and they placed me ideally in the narrow passages where everyone was very nervous,” explained the Belgian. “Suddenly, I was still fresh at the time of the sprint.”
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