Giovanni Visconti 2nd in General Classification at the Tour of Slovenia
Novo mesto, 18th June – Last stage, 158,2 km long, started in Rogaška Slatina and took riders to Novo mesto in Dolenjska region, where they did five laps around the picturesque city.
Soon after the start, six riders made a breakaway and they held the gap until the final five laps in Novo mesto. BAHRAIN MERIDA Team again controlled the race and Sonny Colbrelli came first in the peloton to Novo mesto, as planned. Unfortunately, riders from BAHRAIN MERIDA Team split one lap before the finish line, where Sonny took the 5th position some 500m to finish. Sprint in downtown Novo mesto was not easy on the cobblestone cubes, Sonny finished 3rd and lost the expected jersey.
Giovanni Visconti performed well on Tour of Slovenia and finished the race 2nd in General Classification. »I am happy with my performance even if I didn’t win. The team worked very well and now that I proved my physical condition, I can hardly wait for National Championship with high morale and motivation.«
»We had higher expectations from this Tour at the beginning. We are also sorry and sad to have Kanstantsin Siutsou in the hospital with a bad injury. We wanted to win at least one stage of this race but overall we are satisfied and positively surprised with Giovanni Visconti’s performance, especially on the queen stage, which brought him 2nd place in general classification,« expressed his overall view of the Tour of Slovenia Sports Director, Gorazd Štangelj.