Merlier takes final stage as Grégoire wins 4 Jours de Dunkerque

Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep)
Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep) (Image credit: DAVID PINTENSBelgaAFP via Getty Images)

Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick-Step) won the sixth and final stage of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque on Sunday. The Belgian Champion edged out Erlend Blikra (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) and Cees Bol (Astana Qazaqstan Team) in a bunch sprint.

"The team worked well, I wasn't further than 30th [in the peloton] today, they were very strong all week. I am happy to finish with a victory because we worked hard this week. We have a victory and a podium placing," said Merlier.

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Lyne Lamoureux

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