Consonni wins crash-marred opening stage in Tour of Slovenia

simone consonni wins tour of slovenia 2018 stage 1

Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) won the 159km opening stage of the Tour de Slovenia in Murska Sobota today.

The last metres of the race were very chaotic with two crashes that involved Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).

Consonni was the fastest at the very reduced sprint and he was followed by Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe) and Nicolo Bonifazio.

“What joy, finally! I was waiting for this moment for some time” Consonni said. “I was talking with my girlfriend before leaving to this race, that I miss the feeling that you get only when you cross the line first.

“I knew that I could do it, it was only a question of time. I want to thank the UAE Team Emirates staff and teammates to have helped me and gave me the possibility to play my hand”.

Tour of Slovenia 2018 – stage 1 results (Lendava – Murska Sobota):

1Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


2Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida)


4Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)


5Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin)


6Sondre Enger (Israel Cycling Academy)


7Timo Roosen (LottoNl-Jumbo)


8Rok Korošec (My Bike Stevens)


9Sacha Modolo (EF Education First-Drapac)


10Luca Colnaghi (Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega)



General classification after stage 1:

1Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


2Benjamin Hill (Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum)


3Jon Bozic (Adria Mobil)


4Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe)


5Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida)


6Juraj Bellan (Dukla Banska Bystrica)


7Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)


8Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin)


9Sondre Enger (Israel Cycling Academy)


10Timo Roosen (LottoNl-Jumbo)



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