Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | “Tough but I’m learning a lot”
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“Tough but I’m learning a lot”

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“It’s the third time in my career – tells the 22-year-old Domen Novak – I go over 200 kilometers. It was a very hard and hot stage, but every day I’m going better and better. “

“It’s also my first World Tour stage race – adds the young Slovenian rider – and I’m learning a lot. The most delicate race phase is the last 20 kilometers because everyone tries to find the best position and struggles to stand in front of the group. Vincenzo always tells me that it’s important to save as much energy as possible and that’s what I’m learning to do. “

Today’s stage has come to the end with the victory of Australian Caleb Ewn, while the world champion Peter Sagan is still wearing the leader jersey.

“It’s a pity for Bonifazio –  comments sport director Paolo Slongo, “he was in a good position for the sprint but was closed by another rider and had no chances. Tomorrow the race is insidious before the last two stages with many climb. “

Short but challenging, in fact, the fifth stage from Olimp Nagawczyna to Rzeszow. They are 130 kilometers with three 2nd category climbs, the last of which is 10 kilometers from the finish. Stage for attackers.

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