Tour of Slovenia is awarded with UCI HC status
Tour of Slovenia is now ranked just behind the biggest stage races in the UCI calendar. This will further increase the reputation of the biggest Slovenian cycling race and help to make the race even stronger.
For 2019 the race keeps its traditional dates just ahead of the biggest stage race in the world.
25 years of hard work, constant improvements in the organization, smartly routed stages and competition that outranks some of the most famous races in the UCI calendar. In the recent years the race also got a global television broadcast, addition of fifth stage and closer connection with the Slovenian tourism & economy. All of these were reasons why UCI selected Tour of Slovenia for the race of the month back in June and why they awarded the race a higher rank – UCI 2.HC. “2” is a mark of stage races, “HC” of course means Hors Class.
“This is great honor for everybody on the OC, and also a confirmation that we did a good job in the last 25 years. 2018 edition represents a real milestone in the race’s history, with participation of 9 World Tour teams and cooperation of so many cities and destinations from Slovenia and abroad – at this point I would again like to thank them all. At the same time we had more passionate fans then ever before on the roads, and they were the ones that created a Tour like spectacle. All of this was recognized by UCI,” said Bogdan Fink, Race Director. He adds: “Higher category also brings bigger responsibility, the race will be under the radar of more fans, team & media, and the #FightForGreen will have bigger value.”
2019 edition will take place from June 19-23, again with five stages.
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