Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory at Tour of Slovenia
Jun 14 2018 09:12 pm CET

Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory at Tour of Slovenia
Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory at Tour of Slovenia
Photo of Dylan Groenewegen by LottoNL-Jumbo

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) has won the final sprint at the second stage of the Tour of Slovenia. The Dutchman was the strongest of the day and crossed the finish line ahead of Matteo Pelucci and Caleb Ewan.

The second day of racing in Slovenia was over a hilly route of 152.7 kilometres between Maribor and Rogaska Slatina. The escape of the day was formed by Gasper Katrasnik (Adria Mobil), Vojtech Hacecky (Elkov-Author) and Benjamin Hill (Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum), and it got an advantage of more than five minutes over the peloton.

Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) had another crash on the day after suffering one in the first stage just before the final sprint. The Australian could go back on the bike and returned to the peloton with the help of his teammates.

The trio in front rode together for most of the day and Hill was the first to drop. The two remaining riders were caught by the peloton with 10 kilometres to go.

Bahrain-Merida, Katusha-Alpecin and Mitchelton-Scott took the control of the pace of the peloton while all the teams organised their sprint trains for the finale. Mitchelton-Scott's Luka Mezgec did a good job for Ewan, but the rider launched his sprint too early at the same time with Cavendish.

But LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenewegen was too strong for them all, taking the stage victory.

Bora-hansgrohe's Matteo Pelucchi was second, Ewan was third, and Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) and Manuel Belletti (Androni-Sidermec-Bottechia) completed the top five of the day.

After his work in the breakaway of the day, Hill took the lead of the General Classification.



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