First victory for Tim Merlierat Giro d’Italia 2021

Tim Merlier won with a sprint  the second race of Giro d’Italia, that went from Nichelino to Novara  for a total of 179 km.

At the end of a tough race, the Alpecin-FENIX belgiam cyclist crossed the finishing line in 4 hours, 21 minutes and 09 seconds ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo. He made an outstanding  come back at the end.

Merlin dedicated his victory to Wouter Weylandt, a Belgiancyclist who died ten years ago after a crash at the Passo del Bocc hill.