Tim Merlier sprints to victory in chaotic Belgian Championship road race

MIDDELKERKE BELGIUM JUNE 26 LR Arnaud De Lie of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Milan Menten of Belgium and Team Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB and Tim Merlier of Belgium and Team Alpecin Fenix sprint at finish line during the 123rd Belgian Road Championship 2022 Mens Road Race a 2087km one day race from Middelkerke to Middelkerke BKMiddelkerke on June 26 2022 in Middelkerke Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Tim Merlier wins the sprint for the Belgian title (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) took hold of the second Belgian road race title of his career, with a sprint victory at the end of a chaotic race in Middelkerke. 

The former cyclo-cross rider, who won a breakthrough title in 2019 before winning stages at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, got the better of Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the dash for the line. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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