Tour de Slovénie - Race Overview

Michael Matthews rounded out the podium on the final stage of the Tour de Slovénie. The points jersey winner was edged out by Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Eduard Grosu (Vini Fantini Nippo) in the field sprint in Novo Mesto. In Matthews first race back since the Giro d'Italia, he finished first in the opening stage time trial, second from the reduced bunch on stage two and third in the stage four mass finish.

Simon Yates was similarly successful. The winner of the best young rider jersey, Yates recently returned to racing following surgery on a broken collarbone sustained at the Tour of Turkey in April. Yates finished seventh on the overall classification, 55” behind overall winner Tiago Machado (NetApp-Endura).

"When all was said and done, Simon retained the young jersey and Bling retained the points jersey. We leave with a win, a second place and one third. It would have been nice to have converted one of the lessor podium places into another win, but I can’t be disappointed in the effort the team made this week. To walk away with two jerseys, a stage win and seventh overall is a job well done." - Sport Director Matt Wilson

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tiago Machado (Por) - NetApp - Endura 12:44:58
2 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) - RusVelo 0:00:23
3 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) - Neri Sottoli 0:00:33
4 Kristijan Koren (Slo) - Cannondale 0:00:35
5 Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) - Bardiani - CSF 0:00:37
6 Damiano Caruso (Ita) - Cannondale 0:00:52
7 Simon Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:55
8 Eliot Lietaer (Ger) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:01:10
9 Jure Golcer (Slo) - Slovenia 0:01:27
10 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) - RusVelo 0:01:37
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Simon Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:55
33 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:42
56 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:23
75 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:30:53
101 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:40:40