Pozzovivo wins stage 3 in Slovenia

Italian rider leads race's overall classification

Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) scored victory on the toughest stage of the Tour of Slovenia to move into the overall lead, while local favourite Janez Brajkovic (Astana) is in striking distance to take it off him in Sunday’s final time trial.

Pozzovivo, fresh from an impressive Giro d’Italia, joined Brajkovic in taking flight on the final climb of Soriška Planina and the pair set a relentless rhythm from the base of the climb that no-one else could match. With 35km to go, the pair shed themselves of the rest of the leading group and they had a 24-second lead by the summit of the first category climb.

They continued to stretch out their advantage on the run-in to the finish, and they reached the line with 1:53 in hand over Kristjan Koren and Daniele Ratto (Liquigas-Cannondale). The diminutive Pozzovivo eased across the line in front of Brajkovic in the two-up sprint, and the Italian leads Brajkovic by four seconds ahead of Sunday’s final time trial.

“After the second ascent to Soriska, I noticed the others were weakening so I started to dictate the pace and when Pozzovivo came with me, we continued to the end,” Brajkovic said afterwards.

“It was very difficult for me because the last climb was 40km from the finish,” said Pozzovivo. “I worked with Jani and we made it to the finish. I got the win here, but tomorrow in the time trial, I won’t have much of a chance against him.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5:46:21 
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
3Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:47 
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
6Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
7Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
8Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
9Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD  
10Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
11Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
12Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team  
14Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska0:05:13 
15Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
16Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
17Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
18Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:05:20 
19Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:31 
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
23Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea0:06:48 
24Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:10:59 
25Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
26Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
27Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil  
28Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil  
29Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:14:53 
30Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:16:05 
31Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska  
32Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
33Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska  
34Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
35Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
36Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea  
37Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
38Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
39Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
40Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
41Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava  
42Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea  
43Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava  
44David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
45Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska  
46Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
47Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
48Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
49Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
50Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
51Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
52Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
53Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
54Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
55Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
56Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
57Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
58Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
59Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
60Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
61Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
62Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava0:25:15 
63Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
64Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
65Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea  
66Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
67Rafael Andriato (Bra) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
68Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava  
69Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava  
70Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:28:36 
71Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
72Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea0:29:18 
73Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
74Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
75Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
76Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
77Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
78Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
79Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
80Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
81Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea  
82Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
83Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
84Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
85Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
86Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil  
87Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
88Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
89Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
90Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska  
91Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska  
92Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
93Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
94Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea  
95Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
96Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava  
97Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFAnders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFMatej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFAndrej Rajšp (Slo) Radenska  
DNFMario Schoibl (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFPaolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
Mountain 1 - Soriška Planina (Cat. 1), 96.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator12 pts
2Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska8 
3Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD6 
4David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4 
5Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team2 
Mountain 2 -Pokljuka (Cat. 1), 142km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator12 pts
2Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska8 
3Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD6 
4Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team4 
5David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2 
Mountain 3 - Soriška Planina (Cat. 1), 175km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team12 pts
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8 
3Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil6 
4Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD4 
5Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank2 
Sprint 1 - Grosuplje, 16.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska5 pts
2Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
3Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1 
Sprint 2 - Medvode, 49.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska5 pts
2Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
3Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1 
Sprint 3 - Bohinjska Bistrica, 162.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5 pts
2Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD3 
3David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Acqua & Sapone0:06:52 
3Astana Pro Team0:12:31 
4Team Saxo Bank0:17:44 
5Adria Mobil0:18:24 
6Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:18:40 
7Tirol Cycling Team0:19:02 
8Team Idea0:22:52 
9Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:23:28 
10Lampre - ISD0:23:30 
11Colnago - Csf Inox0:25:37 
14Orica GreenEdge0:56:07 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox13:59:34 
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:04 
3Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:53 
4Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:57 
6Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
7Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
8Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD  
9Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team  
10Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:02:04 
11Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:11 
12Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
13Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
14Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:05:23 
15Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:37 
16Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska  
17Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
18Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:05:44 
19Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:41 
20Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:06:55 
21Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea0:07:12 
22Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:10:14 
23Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:23 
24Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil  
25Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil  
26Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:11 
27Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:15:16 
28Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:59 
29Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:16:07 
30Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:11 
31David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:16:15 
32Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
33Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
34Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:16:19 
35Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava0:16:29 
36Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
37Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
38Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea  
39Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
40Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea  
41Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
42Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
43Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava0:16:49 
44Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:17:19 
45Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
46Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:20:22 
47Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:20:52 
48Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska0:21:12 
49Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska  
50Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
51Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:22:25 
52Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:22:39 
53Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:23:15 
54Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:10 
55Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:25:11 
56Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea0:25:38 
57Rafael Andriato (Bra) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:25:39 
58Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:10 
59Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
60Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:29:22 
61Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:29:32 
62Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska0:29:48 
63Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:30:20 
64Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
65Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:31:33 
66Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:33:35 
67Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava0:35:45 
68Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea0:36:28 
69Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:37:09 
70Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea0:39:09 
71Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:39:23 
72Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:39:30 
73Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava  
74Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:40:13 
75Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
76Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
77Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
78Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
79Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:41:36 
80Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava0:41:54 
81Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:42:37 
82Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
83Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:42:51 
84Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:43:01 
85Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska0:43:28 
86Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:43:33 
87Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
88Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:43:34 
89Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:44:04 
90Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:45:39 
91Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska0:45:57 
92Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:48:03 
93Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:48:16 
94Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
95Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea0:49:10 
96Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava0:50:07 
97Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:50:40 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator30 pts
2Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska25 
3Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team12 
4Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD12 
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
6Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox6 
7David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank6 
8Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil6 
9Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team6 
10Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank5 
11Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD4 
12Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4 
13Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava4 
14Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
15Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team45 pts
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale44 
3Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale40 
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox28 
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team25 
6Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25 
7Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia22 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team21 
9Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil20 
10Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18 
11Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone15 
12Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank14 
13Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator14 
14Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska14 
15Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone12 
16Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox11 
17Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil11 
18Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil10 
19Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea10 
20David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9 
21Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia9 
22Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
23Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia8 
24Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava8 
25Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD7 
26Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava7 
27Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea7 
28Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea7 
29Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team6 
30Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD4 
31Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
32Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
33Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4 
34Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
35Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea3 
36Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team3 
37Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska2 
38Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1 
39Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
40Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
41Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava1 
U23 classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska14:05:11 
2Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:10:52 
3Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska0:15:35 
5Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska  
6Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:17:38 
7Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska0:24:11 
8Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava0:30:08 
9Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:33:53 
10Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:35:59 
11Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava0:36:17 
12Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:37:14 
13Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska0:37:51 
14Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:40:02 
15Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska0:40:20 
16Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:42:26 
17Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava0:44:30 
18Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:45:03 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Acqua & Sapone0:07:06 
3Astana Pro Team0:12:38 
4Team Saxo Bank0:17:58 
5Adria Mobil0:18:38 
6Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:19:08 
7Team Idea0:23:06 
8Lampre - ISD0:23:44 
9Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:23:56 
10Tirol Cycling Team0:24:52 
11Colnago - Csf Inox0:26:05 
14Orica GreenEdge1:11:41 


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