The Benelux Tour 2021 begins in the best possible way for the Alpecin-FENIX team.

Tim Merlier won the first stage of the race – 170 kms from Surhuisterveen to Dokkum – ahead of Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates). The Alpecin-FENIX Belgian athlete crossed the finish line first in 3 hours, 32 minutes and 20 seconds after a fantastic final sprint.

After the stage victories at Giro d’Italia and Tour the France, Mernier adds another success to his long list. Congrats Tim, keep it up!