About Benelux 2021
4 – Etapa (Alter-Ardoy, 166 km):
Urdu. The winner of the fourth stage of the cycling race About Benelux 2021 Belgian sprinter Tim Merlier became of the Alpecin-Fenix team.
He achieved 18 professional victories, when he won after 166 kilometers in the expected group race. At the same time, he followed the victory from the first stage, after which he put on the shirt of the commander in chief.
Peter Sagan also fought for victory, but his sprint race wasn’t very good. He had been in hiding for a long time and had difficulty finding a job. In the end, he fell right behind Merlier, and although he wasn’t lacking in speed, the sprint didn’t start right.
A few meters before the finish, he had to dodge a rival Trek-Segafredo, who started the race to Mads Pedersen’s second.
A native of Jilina and three-time world champion, he finally finished fourth, when he was overtaken by Dutch rider Danny van Poppel.
Peter Sagan only missed the podium on Wednesday, when he brought Peloton to the finish line in sixth. In front of him, five seconds later, five passengers finished escaping.
Switzerland’s Stephan Besiger (EF Education – Nippo) remained at the top of the general classification even after Stage 4. Quick-Step’s Kasper Asgren is only 13 seconds behind in Deceuninck.
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