On October 13th, the cycling company gathered in Podpeč for the last time in the season and cycled for the most their last race in this highly successful season of Slovenian road cycling. The elite group took part in a circular 70 km ordeal where three riders escaped the hub immediately; Jan Tratnik (Bahrain Merida), Rok Korošec (Gusto Santic) and David Per (Adria Mobil). They gained the advantage of a good 30 seconds. But soon after the race was stopped because of a fall. After a 20 minute break and continuation, Tadej Pogacar pressed on the pedals harder and unhooked himself from the mass of riders. The aforementioned three were quickly captured and it was these riders who hit the finish line to win. The sprinter Marko Kump (Adria Mobil) won and Tadej took the 4th place. More than the race itself, this time the focus was on socializing with cyclists and awarding the “Golden Wheel” to the best riders and cyclists. In the elite category, Primož Roglič was awarded the Golden Bike, while Tadej won second place, which also received the Golden Bike for Best Young Cyclist up to 23 years. Third place in the Elite category went to Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Merida).
More about the event itself and the photo gallery, below.
Photo: Alen Milavec