The 2022 Daily Tour of Slovenia was spectacular. The same is true for the final stage. Slovenian Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorias) faced each other to win the stage. Tadej was faster and went up to the second stage on the Slovenian tour. He is also the overall winner. The race winner is also the spectator who supported the cyclist every 1km of the five-day race.
The stage from Vrhnika to Novomesto was determined by the climb to Trškagora (355 m) and the last few kilometers after that. A large group caught all the fugitives under the mountains, and soon Tadej Pogačar attacked, leaving only Matej Mohoric to follow. Rafał Majka captured the Slovenes during the descent, after which they safely went to Novo Mest’s finish line. Majka didn’t sprint, Tadej was slightly faster than Matej. Confirmation of victory and overall victory on the second stage of the race Tadej.
Tadej Pogačar after the stage: “I went to defend the green jersey today, but at the end I felt good on the last climb. Bahrain started pushing really hard, they attacked as usual. I counterattacked, reached the top as quickly as possible, and tried to reach the downhill as slowly as possible. In the end, there were three guys, Rafa and Mohoric. All five are working hard this week. So I did my best in the sprint.
Novomest is really like the home of Slovenian cycling, and the Tour of Slovenia always ends here. Today’s finish is a little different, but I also like the group sprint. It’s great to finish the Tour of Slovenia like this. “
Mattei was disappointed that the team worked hard to win the stage, but he said he would soon win in France. Matei, we keep crossing our fingers.
Tadej won two stages at the 28th Tour of Slovenia, for a total of him and Magica winning four-fifth stages at the UEA Team Emirates. Pogačar is also the overall winner of the race, with Magicka in second and Domen Novak (Bahrain Victorias) in third. The best young rider in the race was Vojtech Repa (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA). Tadej won the point classification and Rafal won the King of the Mountains.
The winner of the race is also a fan who supported the cyclist in almost every kilometer of the race. Organizers estimated that 80,000 people were in the fourth stage alone, and tens of thousands more in the other four stages. I don’t know how many in total, but it’s very likely that this has become a sporting event that will captivate most Slovenian spectators. The host city has a great campaign and the BEST HOST competition is the most intense ever.
Live television broadcasts went to 130 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Middle East. 140 journalists reported from the race, including some of the most famous cycling and sports media correspondents. Round up these statistics by another number – 2100. Many people are involved in the organization of the race, the largest share of which is the volunteers who keep the race safe.
The tour of Slovenia is over. Other tours will start soon. The best Surly from Slovenia will also be at the top of the Tour de France!
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