Another photo finish, another runner-up ride for Caleb Ewan

Less than two weeks after Tim Merlier bested him by the thinnest of margins in the UAE Tour, Ewan takes second behind Gerben Thijssen in a photo finish at the GP Jean-Pierre Monseré

Caleb Ewan on the podium after finishing second at the Less than two weeks after Tim Merlier bested him by the narrowest of margins in the UAE Tour, Ewan takes second behind Gerben Thijssen at the GP Jean-Pierre Monseré
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A little less than two weeks after Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep) pipped Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny) by the narrowest of margins in a photo finish on the opening stage of the UAE Tour, Merlier continued his fine start to the season with another victory at Paris-Nice, while Ewan was experiencing a presumably unwelcome case of déjà vu over in Belgium.

Sunday's GP Jean-Pierre Monseré, a 1.1-rated one-day race in Flanders, came down to a bunch kick after nearly 200 kilometres of racing on lumpy roads. Leading the sprint charge for his Belgian Lotto Dstny team, Ewan followed his lead-out train and then launched for the finish line.

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