Yes, he did it again! Tim Merlier adds another triumph to his wonderful 2021 season by reaching his 9th win.

Merlier crossed first the finish line of the Benelux Tour’s fourth stage in 3 hours, 26 minutes and 29 seconds reaching the 9th position in the tour overall rank. The Alpecin-FENIX cyclist won the stage in Ardooie ahead of Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segrafedo) after an amazingfinal sprint during the last 50 meters.

“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 cyclist. “Suddenly, I was still fresh at the time of the sprint.”

2021 is proving to be a very special year for him and for all the Alpecin-FENIX team.