Tim Merlier

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Tim Merlier
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Merlier in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameTim Merlier
Born (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 31)
Kortrijk, Flanders, Belgium
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current team Soudal–Quick-Step
Disciplines
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2011–2015 Sunweb–Revor
2015–2016 Vastgoedservice–Golden Palace
2017–2018 Vérandas Willems–Crelan (road)
2017–2018Crelan–Charles (cyclo-cross)
2019 Pauwels Sauzen–Vastgoedservice (road)
2019–2020Creafin–Tüv Süd (cyclo-cross) [1]
2019–2022 Corendon–Circus [2] [3] [4]
2023– Soudal–Quick-Step
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2021)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2021)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2019, 2022)
Brussels Cycling Classic (2020)
Classic Brugge–De Panne (2022)
GP de Fourmies (2023)
Bredene Koksijde Classic (2021)
Nokere Koerse (2022, 2023)
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
European Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2022 Munich Road race

Tim Merlier (born 30 October 1992) is a Belgian cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Soudal–Quick-Step. [5]

Contents

A sprinter, Merlier has nearly thirty wins as a professional, including Grand Tour stage victories at both the 2021 Giro d'Italia and the 2021 Tour de France, [6] [7] and is a two-time winner of the Belgian National Road Race Championships, winning in 2019 and 2022. [8] [9] Merlier also competes in cyclo-cross, having previously raced at the 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder. [10] [11]

Major results

Cyclo-cross

2009–2010
1st MaillotBelgica.PNG National Junior Championships
1st Junior Bredene
Junior Superprestige
1st Vorselaar
2011–2012
Under-23 UCI World Cup
2nd Heusden-Zolder
Under-23 Superprestige
2nd Hoogstraten
2012–2013
1st Contern
Under-23 Bpost Bank Trophy
1st Lille
Under-23 Superprestige
3rd Hamme
2013–2014
2nd Under-23 Kalmthout
Under-23 Bpost Bank Trophy
3rd Loenhout
2014–2015
1st Illnau
1st Rhein-Neckar
3rd Zonnebeke
3rd Bredene
2015–2016
DVV Trophy
2nd Loenhout
Superprestige
3rd Gieten
2016–2017
Brico Cross
3rd Maldegem
2017–2018
Superprestige
2nd Middelkerke
DVV Trophy
2nd Lille
Brico Cross
3rd Maldegem
2019–2020
DVV Trophy
2nd Kortrijk
3rd Hamme
Ethias Cross
2nd Bredene
2nd Wachtebeke
2nd Otegem
2021–2022
Coupe de France
3rd Troyes II
2022–2023
Exact Cross
1st Zonnebeke
2nd Saint Sauveur de Landemont
2023–2024
Exact Cross
3rd Zonnebeke

Gravel

2023
2nd Silver medal europe.svg UEC European Championships
2nd National Championships

Road

Source: [12]

2015
3rd Schaal Sels
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
2016 (1 pro win)
1st Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Ronde van Limburg
9th Halle–Ingooigem
9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
2017
3rd Schaal Sels
7th Dwars door het Hageland
2018 (2)
Danmark Rundt
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 5
3rd Ronde van Limburg
5th Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
2019 (3)
1st MaillotBelgica.PNG Road race, National Championships
1st Elfstedenronde
Tour Alsace
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Prologue (TTT), Stages 1 & 4
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
2nd Antwerp Port Epic
3rd Münsterland Giro
5th Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
6th Dwars door het Hageland
6th Omloop Mandel-Leie-Schelde
7th Paris–Chauny
2020 (3)
1st Brussels Cycling Classic
1st Stage 6 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4 Tour of Antalya
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
4th Scheldeprijs
5th Dwars door het Hageland
2021 (9)
1st Bredene Koksijde Classic
1st Le Samyn
1st Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré
1st Ronde van Limburg
1st Elfstedenronde
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 2
Held Jersey violet.svg after Stages 2–4 & 8–9
1st Stage 3 Tour de France
Benelux Tour
1st Stages 1 & 4
2nd Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
2nd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd Antwerp Port Epic
7th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
9th Dwars door het Hageland
2022 (5)
1st MaillotBelgica.PNG Road race, National Championships
1st Classic Brugge–De Panne
1st Nokere Koerse
1st Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
1st Stage 2 Tirreno–Adriatico
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Road race, UEC European Championships
3rd Bredene Koksijde Classic
3rd Elfstedenronde
6th Gent–Wevelgem
6th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
7th Famenne Ardenne Classic
9th Scheldeprijs
10th Ronde van Limburg
2023 (11)
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Nokere Koerse
UAE Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1, 2 (TTT) & 6
Okolo Slovenska
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
Tour de Pologne
1st Stages 1 & 7
1st Stage 1 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1 Tour of Oman
1st Stage 6 Four Days of Dunkirk
2nd Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
2nd Gullegem Koerse
4th Ronde van Limburg
8th Omloop van het Houtland
2024 (5)
AlUla Tour
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
UAE Tour
1st Stages 1, 4 & 6

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 20212022
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia DNF
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France DNF
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 132
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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References

  1. "Timo Kielich tweede in Baal, Eva Lechner pakt vijfde plaats" [Timo Kielich second in Baal, Eva Lechner takes fifth place]. Creafin–Fristads (in Dutch). Veldritpromotie Morkhoven. 1 January 2020. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020. Tim Merlier eindigde 9de, Gianni Vermeersch elfde. [Tim Merlier finished ninth, Gianni Vermeersch eleventh.]
  2. "Tim Merlier per direct naar Corendon-Circus, Fransman Antoine Benoist wordt stagiair" [Tim Merlier goes directly to Corendon-Circus, Frenchman Antoine Benoist becomes a trainee]. Corendon–Circus (in Dutch). Team Ciclismo Mundial BVBA. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
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