Alpecin-Fenix confirm Merlier is out of Giro d’Italia

The Alpecin-Fenix ​​team will head to Hungary for the start of the Giro d’Italia without sprinter Tim Merlier. The Belgian suffered a heavy fall during Paris-Roubaix and a deep gash to his elbow that has not healed enough to allow him to start the Giro d’Italia.

“Tim will unfortunately not be able to line up for this year’s Giro d’Italia,” the team’s injury update stated on Thursday. His blood results (increased CRP and sedimentation, no leukocytosis [all markers of inflammation, ed.]), his training, and the evolution of his wound healing – also according to the surgeon – are not what it should be able to start the Giro on May 6.”

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