Giro. Tour of Italy – Tim Merlier: “I’m just happy to be alive…”

Giro. Tour of Italy – Tim Merlier: “I’m just happy to be alive…”
Giro. Tour of Italy – Tim Merlier: “I’m just happy to be alive…”

Winner the day before in Fossano, Tim Merlier was unable to achieve the double this Tuesday in Andora, the finish town of the 4th stage of the Tour of Italy. The wearer of the cyclamen jersey only took fifth place, ahead of Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) – which takes its tunic as leader of the points classification – Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) and Olav Kooij (Team Visma | Lease a Bike). This result was not received with too much disappointment by the Belgian of the Soudal Quick-Stepwho was especially relieved at the finish since he had a big scare in the finale.

Jonathan Milan the 4th stage of the Giro, Tim Merlier 5th

“I’m a little disappointed, it was possible to win”

I’m just happy to be alive because, 1 kilometer from the finish, I saw two runners shoulder to shoulder, we found ourselves locked in and we almost ended up behind the barriers. It was very hectic and a little too dangerous, but hey, it’s part of my job.”begins by telling the runner of the Wolfpack at the microphone ofEurosport. I’m a little disappointed, it was possible to win today (Tuesday), but the speed was very high and Milan produced a nice acceleration. I thought for a moment that I could win, but the finish line was a little too far.”concludes the one who was poorly placed and who must therefore have started his effort from quite a distance away.

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