The 24-year-old Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) has Thursday, his ninth victory of the season booked. He was at the end of the second stage in the Tour of Slovenia (cat. 2.1) and by far the fastest in a sprint. The Australian Benjamin Hill was a long flight, the leader’s jersey.
A large part of the 152 miles between Maribor and arrival Rogaska Slatina drove a group of three leaders at the forefront. A Slovenian, Czech and Hill, who was also in the first stage was moved along in unison with the long flight and the second was in the stand. Thanks to the extra bonificatieseconden which he was traveling, posted, Hill now surprisingly in the lead in the general classification. The 28-year-old Australian is coming out for the unknown local team Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum and is in Europe still a pretty unwritten leaf.
Once the escapees were caught, were becoming active now, the big names, however, for the dagzege. Despite a flat tire in the final put out Mark Cavendish to the front in the last hectometers, but the “Manxman” was outgunned surpassed by Groenewegen, who, as an arrow from a bow from background to for lap. The Italian Matteo Pelucchi ended for the second day in a row as the second, for Caleb Ewan and Simone Consonni, who are leader’s jersey after one day, again sparingly. Marcel Kittel was only 27th.
The Tour of Slovenia ends on Sunday. The next three stages are written on your body of the gc group. .