Tim Merlier wins Le Samyn 2021 with sensational sprint

The Belgian came from way behind to take a phenomenal victory in the Belgian one-day race

Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) took a strong victory in Le Samyn 2021, coming from down in the bunch to catch late attacker Rasmus Tiller (Uno-X) in the final 100m and pass him to take a clear win.

The former Belgian champion's team-mate Mathieu van der Poel had led the peloton into the final kilometre, but it was Tiller who made a move from behind Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-Assos) in the final few hundred metres to try and snatch the win.

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