Young Australian Jack Haig capped an impressive debut at the Tour of Slovenia today by winning the points' jersey and claiming second on the overall general classification for ORICA-GreenEDGE.
22-year-old Haig was kept in a great position by his teammates as the wet stage unfolded over 179 difficult kilometres before Haig again became lead out man as Jens Keukeleire moved up to contest the sprint.
Sport director Matt Wilson was very pleased with how the team performed over the course of the four-day mini stage race.
“As a team we have surpassed all expectations this week,” said a content Wilson at the end of the race. “We came here with modest goals and we go away with second overall, a stage win and the points' jersey. That really is fantastic."
|1||Alexander Porsev (RUS) - Team Katusha||4:27:46|
|2||Rudiger Selig (GER) - Bora-Argon 18||ST|
|3||Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - Dimension Data||ST|
|4||Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise||ST|
|5||Andrew Fenn (GBR) - Team Sky||ST|
|6||David Per (SLO) - Adria Mobil||ST|
|7||Roman Maikin (RUS) - Gazprom-Rusvelo||ST|
|8||Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre - Merida||ST|
|9||Michele Viola (ITA) - Meridiana Kamen Team||ST|
|10||Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky||ST|
|18||Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|21||King Lok Cheung (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|69||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:33|
|87||Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:40|