Tour de Slovénie
Stage 2: Nova Gorica to Golte - Stage Details

Jack Haig continued the run of good form for ORICA-GreenEDGE at the Tour of Slovenia by finishing in second place on today’s mountainous Queen Stage, moving into second on the general classification.

The 22-year-old Australian impressed yet again today after ORICA-GreenEDGE led the race for 217 brutal kilometres that ended with a difficult fight to the summit finish in Golte.

Rein Taaramae (Katusha) took the stage win, after Haig and the Katusha rider attacked off the front in the final five kilometres.

Canadian powerhouse Christian Meier controlled the front of the peloton for an astonishing 180kilometres to keep ORICA-GreenEDGE in an excellent position ahead of tomorrow’s individual time trial.

Sport director Matt Wilson praised the efforts of the five-man team on a truly difficult stage today.

“The whole team were genuinely outstanding today,” said Wilson. “We really performed incredibly and gave it everything to try and defend the leader's jersey."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Rein Taaramae (EST) - Team Katusha 5:46:40
2 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:36
3 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (COL) - Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:50
4 Pavel Kochetkov (RUS) - Team Katusha 0:58
5 Jure Golcer (SLO) - Adria Mobil 1:01
6 Janez Brajkovic (SLO) - Slovenia 1:03
7 Antonio Santoro (ITA) - Meridiana Kamen Team 1:08
8 Floris De Tier (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 1:14
9 Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (COL) - Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 1:18
10 José Joa Pimenta Costa Mendes (POR) - Bora-Argon 18 1:20
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:36
55 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 13:08
60 King Lok Cheung (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 16:03
67 Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 17:12