Tour Of Slovenia: Cavendish And Pogacar Headline 2.Hc Race

Tadej Pogacar with the 2019 Tour of Slovenia trophy he hopes to win

The Tour of Slovenia is marking its jump to 2.HC level this year with a line up that includes five WorldTour teams and a roster that includes Mark Cavendish , recent Tour of California winner Tadej Pogacar , double Giro d'Italia stage winner Pascal Ackermann and Esteban Chaves , who also won a stage of the Giro last month as he continues to return from the Epstein-Barr virus. Bora-Hansgrohe, Mitchelton-Scott, Bahrain-Merida, Dimension Data and UAE Team Emirates will represent the WorldTour ranks among the 19 teams that will take the start line in Ljubljana on Wednesday for five days of racing that conclude Sunday, June 23. Cavendish will find this route more to his liking than the Tour of California courses, which included more than 20,000 metres of climbing and a high-altitude finish at South Lake Tahoe. The Manxman will have some talented competition to get past as well if ...

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