Today’s stage from Laško to Velika planina is the culmination of this year’s cycling race in Slovenia. After three years, the ascent of the 1st category returned to the race, and after four years, the Slovenian ribbon climbs over a thousand meters for the first time.
The broadcast will be from 12.50 on TV SLO 2 and MMC.
In the first third of the route, the cyclists completed the ascents of the third category to Jesenovo and Trojane. A good 50 km before the finish is the ascent to Črnivec. Finally, there is the 8.2 km long ascent to Velika planina with an average slope of 7.6 percent.
The last part of the slope winds along the newly arranged road, from Kranjski rak to the parking lot on Rakovi ravne, in the length of 1700 meters and when rising by 200 meters to 1197 meters above sea level.
Leader Tadej Pogačar is seven seconds ahead of Rafal Majko in the total, while Domen Novak is 55 seconds behind. Among the ten the best Slovenians are Luka Mezgec in sixth place and Matej Mohorič in seventh place.
On Sunday, the race will end with a stage from Vrhnika to Novo mesto.