The Classic Brugge-De Panne 2022 gave us a thrilling end of the race where Tim Merlier sprinted to  victory ahead of Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco). The Alpecin-FENIX rider crossed first the finish line in 4 hours 45 minutes and 41 seconds and won by just millimeters .  He was declared the winner after consulting the video technology.

This was the 46th edition of the  Classic Brugge-De Panne. The Belgian competition – originally three days long –is part of the UCI World Tour 2022. Thanks to this latest victory, Merlier earns five positions in the general classification, reaching the19° position just after his Alpecin-FENIX teammate Jasper Philpsen.

2022 is going well for Tim Merlier, who has already collected two important victories (Nokere Koerse and Tirreno-Adriatico stage two). Keep the amazing work Tim!