Tim Merlier outpaces Mads Pedersen to take Bredene Koksijde Classic 2021

The former Belgian champion kicked off his sprint with 250 metres to go and could not be passed

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Tim Merlier managed to hold off former world champion Mads Pedersen to take victory at the 2021 Bredene Koksijde Classic.

Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) was in the second group for much of the race before the two groups of 13 and 18 riders came together in the last 10 kilometres.

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