Tim Merlier outsprints Jonathan Milan to win Stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia

The Soudal Quick-Step sprinter beat Jonathan Milan and Biniam Girmay to the line

Tim Merlier wins stage 3
Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick-Step) wins stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia
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Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quick Step) has won stage three of the Giro d’Italia in an exciting sprint finish.

Today’s relatively flat stage was the first opportunity for the sprinters, but it wouldn’t be so easy. With a 5.3% uphill drag from -4.5km to -3km, both sprinters and GC contenders jostled for position before the finale.

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