14.06.2018 | 152,7 km
After starting off from the Leon Štukelj Square in Maribor, the riders will continue along the Maribor "island", and later they will pass by the Fala Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is celebrating its centenary this year. Slovenska Bistrica is an established companion of the Slovenian "green ribbon". In the second part, the race will enter Šmarje pri Jelšah, followed by the climb to Planina pri Sevnici, a diversified route past Kozje and through Podčetrtek into Rogaška Slatina, which is known for its health spa tourism. The route is of medium difficulty; the second part of the stage is quite undulating, it is nevertheless expected that the majority will neutralise all the escapes.