Merlier won the opening stage of the Binck Bank Tour, Sagan fell

Belgian Tim Merlier, the leader of a group of about 30, won the introductory stage of the Binck Bank Tour cycling race. This year’s eighth victory was won by Petr Vakoč’s colleague from the Alpecin-Fenix ​​team, ahead of German Phil Bauhas and Colombian Álvar Hodeg. Vakoč finished in 119th place with a loss of more … Read more

Tim Merlier “was empty” at the time of his retirement

Tim Merlier retired during the 9th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. In a reaction published by his team Alpecin-Fenix, the winner of the third stage explains that he was “empty“and couldn’t keep up with the tempo. “The deadlines caused stress and a higher pace in the grupetto today“, said Merlier.”At one point, … Read more

3rd stage of the Tour de France 2021: Winner Tim Merlier, Thomas, Roglič and Sagan went to the ground

Merlier defeated another teammate, Jasper Philipsen, in the finish line, and Nacer Bouhanni finished third. Sprint star Caleb Ewan’s hopes ended in the last turn. During the fall at high speed, the Australian also took on the Slovak favorite Peter Sagan and after a long slide on the asphalt he suffered huge abrasions. Ewan lay … Read more

4 Belgians, including Merlier and Philipsen, to support van der Poel

The Alpecin team will make their debut in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Brest, with one big attraction, the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, leader of a group with limited experience. VDP, who has six victories to his name this season, discovered the Grande Boucle like three of his teammates (Merlier, … Read more