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This is how you maneuver in a sprint finish

Daniel McLay stuns the GP de Denain sprinters with a brilliant bit of bike handling, nerve, and finishing kick to win the French race at the line.

It may only be the middle of April, but Daniel McLay must be in the running for best sprint win of the season after Thursday’s GP de Denain in France.

Watch rider #76, wearing the green-banded Fortuneo – Vital Concept kit. He’s sitting 11th wheel with about 125 meters to go.

The 24-year-old Briton works his magic with haste, skirting four riders who are bumping and jostling for Thomas Boudat’s wheel. The Direct Energie rider, who settled for second place, must have been stunned when McLay shot through a narrowing gap and unleashed one final kick to claim his first win of 2016 after 200 kilometers of racing.

Watch the finish in HD for the full effect >>