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Tour of Slovenia 2019, June 19-23

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Tour of Slovenia 2019, June 19-23

14 Jun 2019 17:24

More hot racing this year. Last year Roglic won it ahead of Rigoberto Uran, before going to the Tour to finish in 4th. This year the field is a bit less spectacular, but nonetheless we have the recent Tour of California winner Tadej Pogacar along with Jan Polanc (both UAE) and also the Giro inspired Esteban Chaves. Notable mentions also to Pascal Ackermann and Mark Cavendish. Also no timetrial of any kind this year.

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https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-slovenia/2019/gc/overview
https://tourofslovenia.si/en

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Live coverage Europe:
In Europe Eurosport will be covering the race.

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Full startlist: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-slovenia/2019/gc/startlist
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14 Jun 2019 17:31

Stage profiles below. Basically only the first stage is somewhat sprinter friendly, and even it is pretty hilly.

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16 Jun 2019 14:05

Making of prestigious trophy for the #TourOfSlovenia winner- replica of oldest know wheel in the world.

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16 Jun 2019 15:48

Should suit a punchy rider - A hilly route rather than mountainous and no ITT.
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18 Jun 2019 08:35

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Meanwhile some people are already scouting the tough climb on stage 4. Including Tadej Poggacar at the front.

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Also his girlfriend is riding at the back keeping an eye on him. :)

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18 Jun 2019 09:47

UAE should really boss everyone else around here. Chaves had a poor Giro so it'll be interesting to see what form he's in.
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18 Jun 2019 10:29

Robert5091 wrote:UAE should really boss everyone else around here. Chaves had a poor Giro so it'll be interesting to see what form he's in.


I actually think he had a good Giro this time. Not GC wise, but his form seemed good.
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18 Jun 2019 12:23

Robert5091 wrote:UAE should really boss everyone else around here. Chaves had a poor Giro so it'll be interesting to see what form he's in.


Hamilton will be the leader for GC - He rides at the same level as in the Giro and he'll finish top 3.
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18 Jun 2019 15:08

Polanc, Mezgec and Pogacar with the winner's trophy.

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19 Jun 2019 08:17

Stage 1 starts in 2 hours, live coverage on Eurosport from 14:30. Cavendish to rediscover his old form and beat Ackermann.

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19 Jun 2019 08:51

Lequack wrote:Stage 1 starts in 2 hours, live coverage on Eurosport from 14:30. Cavendish to rediscover his old form and beat Ackermann.

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More likely scenarios... Cavendish to get dropped on that hill and never be seen again... or Cavendish is nowhere to be seen in the finish... ooor Cavendish is perfectly posistioned for the sprint, only to realise he is going backwards so he soft-pedals and finishes outside top 10 while Nizzolo is the team's best finisher. So many options :D
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19 Jun 2019 09:26

Team starting to assemble.

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19 Jun 2019 09:54

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One last victory please.
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19 Jun 2019 11:08

The trio in the break already has 3 and a half minutes advantage.

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19 Jun 2019 12:45

I'm enjoying the spirit of the stage.
... The sprint town before the buffet.

Slovenia is Switzerland of the west Balkans, you know.
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19 Jun 2019 13:04

sir fly wrote:I'm enjoying the spirit of the stage.
... The sprint town before the buffet.

Slovenia is Switzerland of the west Balkans, you know.


Definitely nice countryside. :)

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19 Jun 2019 13:14

Lequack wrote:
sir fly wrote:I'm enjoying the spirit of the stage.
... The sprint town before the buffet.

Slovenia is Switzerland of the west Balkans, you know.


Definitely nice countryside. :)

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Diverse geography they have.
The Alps dominate, but the rest of the landscape is equally nice.

And the comparison to Switzerland fits beyond nature.
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19 Jun 2019 13:30

There is a split in the peloton now. And Cavendish off the back.
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