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outsprint

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Definition of outsprint in English:

verb

[with object]
Sprint faster than (someone).
Example sentences
  • Only inexperience let the prodigious 16-year-old down when he was outsprinted by two senior riders after an ambitious lone attack was brought back.
  • By the halfway mark the pair held a lead of more than 15 minutes, although Durand eventually crossed the finish line just 34 seconds ahead of the main pack after outsprinting Rodriguez.
  • The Italian title was won by Paolo Bettini, who proved his Tour de France credentials by outsprinting his national rivals.

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