Organizers of the Tour of Slovenia (UCI 2.1) have today revealed details of the 25th edition of the race. First of the five stages will start in Lendava, race will finish with the individual time-trial from Trebnje to Novo mesto. Seven World Tour teams have already confirmed their participation, including last year’s winning team Bora-Hansgrohe. Special guest of the press conference was Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo), 2015 #TourOfSlovenia winner and a big favorite for the jubilee edition.
Vid Ponikvar is important link of Tour of Slovenia for more than a decade. Vid is now in early forties and it’s hard to imagine him without a camera in his hands of the big smile on his face. I know him for a long time, but it was only recently when I discovered the “secret” of both – camera & the bag of lenses, and his smile. He’s photographer with his hearth and soul, but at the same time never to be stomatologist. Similar like his classmate Jure Golčer that also left his education on side and followed his passion.
Last Sunday in June is reserved for the national cycling championships around the whole Europe. Organizers of Tour of Slovenia wishes good luck to all competitors and good battle for the national titles. Slovenians will be racing for the 27th national title in Kranj. Race will give us new champions in the elite, women and junior categories.
We wrote a lot about Rafał Majka, Sam Bennett, Luka Mezgec and other start of cycling, but there were also cyclists on the race that didn't make it to the front cover, although their stories are shocking and amazing at the same time. This story is about 23-years old cyclist from Rwanda - Ndayisenga Xaverine, member of Austrian team Tirol.
24th edition of international cycling race Tour of Slovenia got its sports heroes as the race came to its end in Novo mesto. Some of them didn’t come as a surprise, Polish climber Rafal Majka was considered as a favorite from the start. On the other hand some prepared a really nice surprise – like barely 18-year old Tadej Pogačar for example that won the white jersey of the best under-23 rider on the tour.
Sam Bennett also won in Novo mesto, his teammate Rafal Majka defended the green jersey. Great final day of 2017 Tour of Slovenia!
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