Tadej Pogacar delighted his home fans by securing his first Tour of Slovenia title in Novo Mesto on Sunday.
Phil Bauhaus was the best in the bunch sprint that decided the winner in the final stage. Alex Edmondson (BikeExchange) was second, while Heinrich Haussler finished third.
Pogacar won the general classification finishing 1min21s ahead of last year’s winner, Diego Ulissi and his compatriot Matteo Sobrero (Astana-Premier Tech), who was a further 14 seconds adrift.
“It is an incredible emotion, I have been near the podium in this race four times and I can finally celebrate taking the title”, said Pogacar.
“It was a beautiful week that makes me happy and proud to be able to be here at home in front of all these people. The team has always worked well and we deserved these results, congratulations to all the guys. My legs are getting better and better and I’m almost ready for the Tour de France. I still have two weeks to prepare myself for what will be my next big goal.”