The 28th edition of the Tour of Slovenia will start in Nova Gorica, with the first part of the first stage taking place on the same roads as last year's stage of the Giro d'Italia. Cyclists will face first climbs in Goršika Brda, but the finish line is still too far for this first climbs to have a decisive impact on the stage results. Escapes of smaller groups are expected as peloton passes Tolmin and Idrija. With the ascent towards Zadlog and Črni vrh, the race will really pick up the pace. The descent to Ajdovščina is not technically demanding, cyclists also known it from 2019 edition, and the ascent to Rebrnice can eliminate quite a few sprinters "from the game" for a stage victory. The slightly more than 160 km long stage will – for the first time in the history of the race – finish in Postojna, most probably with a sprint of a smaller group.