Tim Merlier, a Belgian cyclist born on October 30, 1992, competes for UCI WorldTeam Soudal–Quick-Step. Known for his sprinting prowess, Merlier has amassed nearly thirty professional wins, including significant achievements such as Grand Tour stage wins at the 2021 Giro d'Italia and the 2021 Tour de France. He has also clinched the Belgian National Road Race Championships twice, in 2019 and 2022. Besides road racing, he also competes in cyclo-cross.
In 2022, Merlier's notable victories included winning the National Championships road race, Classic Brugge–De Panne, Nokere Koerse, Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, and a stage at Tirreno–Adriatico. He also achieved podium finishes at the UEC European Championships, Bredene Koksijde Classic, and Elfstedenronde.
2023 was a prolific year for Merlier, securing eleven victories. Highlights include winning the Grand Prix de Fourmies, repeating his win at Nokere Koerse, dominating the points classification and winning multiple stages at both the UAE Tour and Okolo Slovenska, along with stage wins at the Tour de Pologne, Paris–Nice, and the Tour of Oman.
In 2024, Merlier continued his success, particularly at the UAE Tour, where he won the points classification and three stages. He also excelled at the AlUla Tour, winning the points classification and two stages.