25. Tour of Slovenia 2018 June 13th - June 17th

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16.06.2018

Jerseys after 4th stage:
General Classification: Primož Roglič (Slo/LottoNL Jumbo)
Sprint Classification: Simone Consonni (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)
KOM Classification: Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec)
Young Rider Classification: Michael Storer (Aus/Team Sunweb)

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Finish - Kamnik:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo)
2. Matej Mohorič (Slo/Bahrain Merida) +0:32
3. Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora Hansgrohe) Same time
4. Tadej Pogačar (Slo/Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum)
5. Rigoberto Uran (Col/ EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale)

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Slovenian ace Primož Roglič (LottoNL Jumbo) is the winner of the 4th, queen mountain stage on the Tour of Slovenia. Slovenian cycling champion is also the new leader on the race. He’ll have to defend his lead on the time-trial on Sunday, but that is also his strong discipline.

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Primož Roglič has performed a real masterpiece and is on the brink of the new Tour of Slovenia victory!

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(5km to go) Only a miracle can take the victory away from Primož Roglič (LottoNL Jumbo)! He’s still 45 seconds ahead.

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Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) has increased the lead over the chasers. He’s now 47 seconds ahead, which should be enough for the stage victory. Less than 10 kilometers to go.

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Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) is still holding the gap of 35 seconds ahead of the chasers.

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Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) is on the wild descent to Kamnik, the finish of the today’s stage. Five cyclists are behind him, including Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale), Rafal Majka (Bora Hansgrohe) & Tadej Pogačar (Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum).

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2nd category mountain finish - Volovljek (134.6km):
1. Primož Roglič (Slo/ LottoNL-Jumbo)
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col/ EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale)

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(20km to go) Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) was the first one on the last mountain finish on the 25th Tour of Slovenija – on Volovljek. But it will be hard to hold the small lead on the descent.

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14:22: Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) has attacked and already has a nice lead. Ildar Arslanov (Rus/Gazprom RusVelo) is already way behind him, even more Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) and Rafal Majka (BORA hansgrohe).

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New stage leader is Pawel Poljanski (Pol/Bora Hansgrohe). Italian Masnada has backed down.

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(23km to go) Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) is on the beginning of the last climb. He’s half a minute ahead of the chasers.

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(27km to go) Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) is still holding on ahead of the four chasers, behind this group is another bigger group of about 30 cyclists, best riders in that group. We’re ahead of climb to Volovljek.

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We got results for Jezersko ...
2nd category mountain finish - Jezersko (88.7km):
1. Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec)
2. Domen Novak (Slo/Bahrain Merida)
3. Alexander Foliforov (Rus/Gazprom RusVelo)

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Masnada is still in the lead, four cyclists are now chasing him: Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Merida), Pawel Poljanski (Pol/BORA Hansgrohe), Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor/LottoNL Jumbo) and Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa/Israel Cycling Academy).

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Amazing Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Merida) is again in other dimension on the descent and it seems that he will caught Italian in the lead.

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1st category mountain finish – Pavlič Pass (99.8km):
1. Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec)
2. Domen Novak (Slo/Bahrain Merida)
3. Alexander Foliforov (Rus/Gazprom RusVelo)
4. Ildar Arslanov (Rus/Gazprom RusVelo)
5. Davide Formolo (Ita/Bora Hansgrohe)

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Masnada is the only one left in the lead and is on the descent to Logar Valley. Main group has caught Novak and is now charging towards the leader.

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Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) was first on the Pavlič Pass! He’s more than two minutes ahead of Domen Novak (Slo/Bahrain Merida).

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Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) is now alone in the lead. Domen Novak (Slo/Bahrain Merida), Amund Grondahl Jansen(Nor/LottoNL Jumbo) & Johann van Zly (RSA/Dimension Data) are following him two minutes behind.

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Leaders are not working together on the descent, each of them is riding on his own pace. Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) is the most daring, he’s a little bit ahead of the others.

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Nicola Bagioli (Ita/Nippo Vinni Fantini Europa Ovini) has stayed behind the breakaway group, that happened just before the top of the climb. Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Merida) is now just 30 seconds behind the leaders – he again brilliantly attacked on the descend.

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Difficult climb to Jezersko is causing problems to some riders. Gerd Fidler (Aut/My Bike - Stevens) was already dropped, Žiga Ručigaj (Slo/Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum) is also loosing contact.

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Leaders are now almost three minutes ahead.

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Rüdiger Selig (Ger/Bora Hansgrohe) has decided to wait for the main group. 13 riders are still in the break, the gap is similar like before (2:15).

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(78km) The road has now became very steep, escapees (14) are still two minutes ahead.

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(77km) Cyclists are on the first climb of the day – Jezersko. Top of the pass is on the altitude 1211 meters. Leaders are now 2:20 ahead.

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(71km) Johann van Zly has caught the breakaway group, we now have 14 cyclists in the lead. They are 2 minutes 40 seconds ahead of the main group.

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(66km) Leaders are now 2 minutes 20 seconds ahead of the main group. Johann van Zly (RSA/Dimension Data) is clasing the leaders, he’s somewhere between the two groups.

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(60km) We got it, we’ve a first successful breakaway. There are 13 riders in the escape, they are one minute ahead of the main group. These riders are: Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor/LottoNL Jumbo), Domen Novak (Slo/Bahrain Merida), Fausto Masnada (Ita/Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec), Žiga Grošelj (Slo/Adria Mobil), Nicola Bagioli (Ita/Nippo Vinni Fantini Europa Ovini), Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa/Israel Cycling Academy), Gerd Fidler (Aut/My Bike - Stevens), Matteo Bono (Ita/UAE Team Emirates), Jenthe Biermans (Bel/Katusha Alpecin), Žiga Ručigaj (Slo/Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum), Michele Gazzara (Ita/Sangemini MG.Kvis), Davide Formolo (Ita/Bora Hansgrohe), Rüdiger Selig (Nem/Bora Hansgrohe).

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(50km) Still no changes on the road, peloton is still together. Average speed is at 40 km/h.

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(38km) Tension is felt in the peloton, it quickly reacts to every breakaway attempt, this is why the group is still together. They have 40 kilometers to the mountains.

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Intermediate finish in Kranj was the last one on the 25th edition of Tour of Slovenia. Now we head towards mountains – cyclists are very close to the brutal part of the stage, with three climbs to over thousand meters. Photo: Sportida

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Intermediate finish - Kranj (34.2km):
1. Simone Consonni (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)
2. Maximilian Kuen (Aut/My Bike - Stevens)
3. Matic Veber (Slo/Slovenian National Team)
Photo: Sportida

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(29km) There are still many breakaway attempts, but nobody managed to get away for more than a hundred meters.

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Intermediate finish - Škofja Loka (22.8km):
1. Rüdiger Selig (Ger/BORA Hansgrohe)
2. Simone Consonni (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)
3. Roy Curvers (Ned/Team Sunweb)

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(20km) No news from the race. Peloton is still in one piece and it doesn’t allow any breakaways.

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Intermediate finish – Medvode (10.9km)
1. Simone Consonni (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)
2. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita/BORA Hansgrohe)
3. Rüdiger Selig (Ger/BORA Hansgrohe)

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We’re seeing many attempts, but so far none of the breaks was successful.

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(4–7km) We got a scent of the first successful breakaway. Four cyclists had a lead of over 100 meters, but they were soon caught. Photo: Sportida

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The race started for real after the first kilometers of the closed cycling. Again we see attacks right away. Cyclists in the battle for red jersey have only tri intermediate sprints.

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147 cyclists had started the race. Two resigned yesterday, and today we got a news that Daryl Impey (Mitchelton – Scott) will not start due to the illness. Daryl was second yesterday and also second overall.

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Everything about today's stage: https://tourofslovenia.si/en/stage/4

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Fourth, queen mountain stage of 25th Tour of Slovenia has start in front of Ljubljana’s Tivoli Hall.

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Rigoberto Uran, winner of the Friday stage and the holder of the green jersey: “My plan is to follow Roglič and maybe take advantage of the opportunity for the attack. It’s a hard stage, but so was the one on Friday. I feel good.”

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Tadej Pogačar (Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum), 11th overall: “I feel great, plan for today is all or nothing. I expect the most fans in Kamnik.”

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Cyclists will warm up in the first 80 kilometers, after that the things will get serious. Climb to Jezersko is nine kilometers long, with the average incline of 5.1%, then they will face first category climb to Pavlič Pass.
“Pavlič” is five kilometers long with the average incline of 10.1%. Last climb of the day is Volovljek, just over five kilometers long climb with average incline of 8.1%.

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Uran showed that his legs are strong and that his home is in the mountains, Roglič’s job for Saturday is to not get additional seconds behind Colombian. He should take back 10 seconds on the Sunday’s time-trial from Trebnje to Novo mesto.

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Friday’s stage with finish on Celje Castle was very interesting and diverse. Runner-up from 2017 Tour de France Colombian ace Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) took over the lead. Southafrican Daryl Impey (Mitchelton – Scott) is just four seconds behind, Slovenian favorite Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) 10, 2017 Tour of Slovenia winner Rafal Majka (BORA hansgrohe) is 14 seconds back. One of these cyclists will most likely win 2018 Tour of Slovenia.

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Fourth, queen mountain stage of 25th Tour of Slovenia will start in front of Ljubljana’s Tivoli Hall at 11 A.M. 155 brutal kilometers are ahead of 148 remaining cyclists on the race. They will go above 1000 meters three times (Jezersko, Pavlič Pass, Volovljek), and finish the race with the wild downhill section to Kamnik. Photo: Sportida