Tour de Slovénie
Stage 3: Celje to Celjska koca - Stage Details

Australian Jack Haig gave everything on the stage three individual time trial at the Tour of Slovenia today, finishing in fifth place on the stage for ORICA-GreenEDGEand retaining second on the general classification.

Leading the point's classification, Haig was the second to last rider down the ramp on a difficult 16.8kilometre course that finished with a seven kilometre climb which topped out at over 16% in places.

The 22-year-old rode himself into the ground, posting a time of 29minutes 37 seconds. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to beat race leader Rein Tarramae (Katusha) who finished one minute ahead of Haig to maintain the top spot overall going into tomorrow’s final stage.

Sport director Matt Wilson praised the ride from Haig and reiterated just how quickly the young Australian is rising to the challenges of stage racing.

“It was a fantastic ride again from Jack (Haig) today,” said Wilson. “It was a very tough course and Jack really gave it everything."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre - Merida 28:23:00
2 Rein Taaramae (EST) - Team Katusha 0:00:04
3 Omar Fraile Matarranz (SPA) - Dimension Data 0:00:52
4 Alexander Foliforov (RUS) - Gazprom-Rusvelo 0:01:10
5 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:10
6 Jan Barta (CZE) - Bora-Argon 18 0:01:14
7 Artem Ovechkin (RUS) - Gazprom-Rusvelo 0:01:22
8 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (POR) - Bora-Argon 18 0:01:23
9 Gianni Moscon (ITA) - Team Sky 0:01:24
10 Jan Tratnik (SLO) - Amplatz - BMC 0:01:28
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:10
58 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:32
70 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:58
100 King Lok Cheung (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:59