"This was a really strong performance from the team. I never got into trouble" - Tim Merlier praises his team mates after 2nd stage win at Tour de Pologne

Tim Merlier has won his second victory in the Tour of Poland. The Soudal-Quick-Step sprinter was the fastest in the bunch sprint of the last stage, after the Belgian also turned out to be the fastest in the opening stage in Poznan.

"It was very nervous again in the final," said Merlier in the flash interview. "But this was a really strong performance from the team. I never got into trouble and was always in the front."

Nevertheless, the run-up to the final sprint was not without problems for Merlier and his team. "Bert lost some speed in his lead-out, but his turn was strong again. Even if it was from afar," the stage winner analyzed the work of his teammate Van Lerberghe.

The speed of the fast man himself did not arise by itself either, as Merlier described himself before he was allowed on stage. In it he mainly spoke about its larger front blade, with more teeth, which allows a higher speed to be achieved. "I had mounted a 56 today. It was difficult to get it up to speed, but once I got up to speed, it was okay," Merlier concluded.

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