Benelux Tour 2021: Sprint victory Merlier, Bissegger keeps GC lead

Tim Merlier - Benelux Tour 2021: Sprint victory Merlier, Bissegger keeps GC leadimage: Cor VosTim Merlier powers to triumph in the streets of Ardooie, while Stefan Bissegger stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Benelux Tour 2021

1. Tim Merlier (bel)
2. Mads Pedersen (den) s.t.
3. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
6. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
7. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
8. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.
9. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
10. Fabian Lienhard (swi) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Stefan Bissegger (swi)
2. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 0.15
3. Stefan Küng (swi) + 0.22
4. Luke Durbridge (aus) + 0.24
5. Max Walscheid (ger) + s.t.
6. Christophe Laporte (fra) + 0.28
7. Victor Campenaerts (bel) s.t.
8. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.38
9. Tim Merlier (bel) + 0.42
10. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.

11. Mads Pedersen (den) + 0.46
12. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.47
13. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.48
16. Jasper Stuyven (bel) + 0.55
17. Mike Teunissen (nld) + s.t.

Race report
The breakaway takes shape after almost 10 kilometres of hard racing. Samuel Bewley, Arjen Livyns and Thomas Sprengers open up a 3 minutes gap.

The attackers are brought back on the local lap around Ardooie with more than 50 kilometres to go.

Danny van Poppel launches the sprint from far, but it is Tim Merlier who takes the win ahead of Mads Pedersen.

Stefan Bissegger finishes in the peloton to stay in the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2021 Benelux Tour.

Benelux Tour 2021 – stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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