The Tour of Slovenia It is being played from June 15 to June 19 in the mountains of the European country. The stage 3 was held on Friday June 17 between the towns of Zalec Y Celjewith a total of 144.5 kilometers.
The third stage of Tour to Slovenia it was won by the local cyclist Tadej Pogacar of the team UAE Emirateshaving finished the race in 3 hours, 27 minutes and 6 seconds, followed by Rafal Makka (UAE Emirates) at 0:11 seconds and Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Fenix) at 0:14.
Pogacar showed his great physical condition by dominating the race and put on the yellow jersey by leading on the two main climbs. The cyclists from UAE Emirates managed to make a difference in the ascent to Svetinabeating the Italian Conci, but on the way up to Celje Castlesthe Slovenian managed to distance himself from his teammate to win the stage and get the overall leader.
The cyclist is looking to win his second consecutive Tour of Slovenia. Photo: Twitter @TamauPogi
“We have had an ideal race despite some complications,” said the double winner of the Tour de France, in statements collected by the STA press agency.
The top 5 of the general classification integrates it Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) with 11:41:58, followed by his teammate Rafal Makka at 0:07, Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious) is third at 0:55, followed by Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Fenix) at 1:10 and Vincenzo Albanese (Aeolo-Kometa) at 1:36.
The Top 5 of the Mountain general classification makes it up Rafal Makka (UAE Emirates) with 19 points, followed by Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) with 12, Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious) with 9, Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF) with 6 and Lucas De Rossi (FRA/China Glory) with 4 .
The overall team classification leads it Caja Rural-RGA with a time of 35:12:15, followed by Eolo-Kometa at 2:13 and Bahrain-Victorious at 2:19.
Stage 4 of the Tour of Slovenia will take place on Saturday, June 18. Photo: Twitter @TourOfSlovenia
Tadej Pogacar looking to win for the second time in a row Tour of Slovenia and is preparing to compete in the Tour de France, which starts on July 1. The Slovenian has twice won the most important cycling race in the world and wants to repeat the feat.
The stage 4 will take place on Saturday June 18 and will start in Lasko and will finish at the top of Velika Planina. The journey will have 152.4 kilometers and it will be the penultimate stage of the Tour.
The Tour of Slovenia consists of 5 stages and will pass through 39 destinations, with a total of 823 kilometers. The race started in Nova Gorica and will end in Novo mesto.