Race: Tour of Slovenia, Stage 2
Distance: 146.3 kilometers
Celje, Slovenia — It was a hard day at the office for Team Novo Nordisk on Stage 2 of Tour of Slovenia. David Lozano was struck by bad luck in the decisive part of the race but did well to finish in the second group alongside his teammate and former two-time Hungarian National champion Peter Kuzstor.
Clear blue skies and blazing sun greeted the peloton at the start in Maribor this Thursday. The shorter stage was deceiving as it had almost 2000 meters of climbing packed into less than 150 km and big gaps were expected to occur before the finish in Celje. Three riders attacked in the early kilometers and quickly opened daylight to the bunch. Rok Korošec (Slo/Ljubljana Gusto Santic), David Per (Slo, Adria Mobil) and Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita/ Neri Sottoli) stayed away until the base of the last KOM of the day, the Cat-2 Svetina, a 5.4 km climb with an average gradient of 7.7%. This provided the backdrop for the decisive move that opened the way to the stage win. At this point Team Novo Nordisk was represented at the front of the main pack with Peter Kusztor …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk