Tour of Italy: Merlier surprise dominates sprinters

Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) won Sunday during the second stage of the Giro d’Italia between Stupinigi and Novara.

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The Belgian Tim Merlier won in the sprint Sunday May 9 the second stage of the Tour of Italy disputed between Stupinigi and Novara and 179 kilometers long. The sprinter of the Alpecin-Fenix ​​formation was ahead of all the sprinters, like Giacomo Nizzolo (2nd), Elia Viviani (3rd), the returning Dylan Groenewegen (4th) and Peter Sagan (5th). Caleb Ewan is the big loser of the day, he finished 10th. Filippo Ganna consolidates his pink leader’s jersey.

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