Simone Consonni (Team UAE-Emirates) sprinted to victory on a crash marred stage 1 of the Tour of Slovenia. Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished in 2nd and Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) was 3rd. The opening stage of the Tour of Slovenia was tailor-made for the sprinters but the peloton still had to make its way from Lendava to Murska Sobota over 159km. 5 riders formed the early break of the day but with all the main sprint teams contributing to the chase, Team Dimension Data included, they stood no chance of surviving to the finish today. With the break caught at 14km to go, Mitchelton-Scott, LottoNL-Jumbo, Bahrain-Merida and.
Diego Ulissi (UAE Emirates) won the 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse, sprinting to the victory ahead of Enric Mas (Quickstep-Floors). Tom-Jelte Slagter secured the final stage podium spot for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, placing 3rd. The 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse saw the first mountain top finish and so it was expected to be the first GC shakedown of the race. A fast start to the 159km stage saw it take over an hour before the break of the day formed and when it did, the peloton did not give the 6 leaders much breathing space. On the penultimate climb.
Here are a few snaps from stage three and four of the Tour de Suisse. Enjoy!.