Tour Of Slovenia: Visconti Wins Stage 4

Giovanni Visconti (Neri) wins stage 4 at Tour of Slovenia

Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia) won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Slovenia, beating overall leader Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) to the line in a four-up sprint in Ajdovščina. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) placed third after playing a pivotal role in aiding Ulissi on the decisive climb of Predmeja, while Aleksandr Vlasov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) took fourth place. After surviving the toughest stage of the race, the 2011 winner Ulissi will expect to pick up his second overall victory at the Tour of Slovenia on Sunday. The stage was animated by an early break featuring Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) but the move was pegged back ahead of the 9km ascent of Predmeja. Vlasov kicked off the attacking on the climb after his Gazprom teammates set a fearsome tempo on the lower slopes. He was joined immediately by Pogacar who marked the move and waited for Visconti and Ulissi to bridge ...

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