Baloise Belgium Tour: Tim Merlier beats Jasper Philipsen to take stage 2 victory in uphill sprint

Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quickstep) claimed his 11th win of the season and put his name higher on the list of the sport's fastest sprinters as he beat Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Olav Kooij (Visma-Leasea a Bike) to win the second stage of the Baloise Tour of Belgium in Knokke-Heist.

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