He beat Pedersen and Sénéchal in a convincing sprint!

Thumbs up to Jonas Rickaert for helping Merlier the entire day and doing an excellent leadout and to Edward Planckaert for his day at the front.

Tim Merlier took his 3rd win of the season today in Bredene Koksijde Classic, number 7 for AlpecinFenix in 2021! Here’s what he had to say after the race! “After the Kemmelberg, I thought we’d quickly close the gap with the leaders, but we had to trail them for over 100 km. I knew that if we managed to join them, I’d still have good legs for the sprint.”

“I started sprinting early. I had to, because if they came full speed behind me, it would have been over. Then I looked behind me. It was a reflex; I know I shouldn’t do it. I saw there was a small gap and quickly resumed sprinting. I’m very happy with this nice win!”