Tour of Slovenia: Ulissi wins time trial

Taaramae places second to retain overall lead

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) highlighted his post-Giro d’Italia form by claiming victory on the stage 3 time trial of the Tour of Slovenia, beating overall leader Rein Taaramae (Katusha) into second place by four seconds.

The short time trial featured a stiff finishing climb to Celjsha Koca, and Ulissi made light of the slopes to record the day’s fastest time. Taaramae was the final starter after taking hold of the yellow jersey by winning Friday’s stage, and the Estonian came close to a brace of wins, but ultimately fell just short of Ulissi’s time.

Winner of the tough stage to Sant'Anna di Vinadio on the final weekend of the Giro d’Italia, Taaramae has carried that condition to Slovenia, and stands on the cusp of final overall victory. He leads neo-professional Jack Haig (Orica-GreenEdge) by 1:46 ahead of Sunday’s final stage.

Haig placed fifth in Saturday’s time trial, 1:14 down on the flying Ulissi. The day’s early pace-setter had been Alexander Foliforov (Gazprom-Rusvelo), winner of the mountain time trial to Alpe di Siusi at the Giro, but the Russian had to settle for fourth, 1:10 behind.

Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) performed strongly, placing third in the same time as Taaramae, but Ulissi was not to be denied. Winner of two stages at the Giro, the Tuscan is seeking selection for the Italian team at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and is hoping to earn his spot with strong showings in Slovenia and at next month’s Tour of Poland.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida28:23:00 
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Team Katusha0:00:04 
3Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data0:00:52 
4Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:10 
5Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 180:01:14 
7Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:22 
8José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:01:23 
9Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:01:24 
10Jan Tratnik (Slo) Amplatz - BMC0:01:28 
11Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:29 
12Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:01:32 
13Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:44 
14Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:46 
15Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky0:01:48 
16Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:01:49 
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Slovenia  
18Jure Golcer (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:51 
19Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data0:01:58 
20Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:02:01 
21Michele Gazzarra (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:02:04 
22Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
23Peter Kusztor (Hun) Amplatz - BMC0:02:07 
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
25Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:02:09 
26Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:02:12 
27Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:02:14 
28Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:17 
29Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:20 
30Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:02:21 
31Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:02:23 
32Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:02:26 
33Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
34Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:02:30 
35Bruno Maltar (Cro) Radenska - Ljubljana0:02:33 
36Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:35 
37Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:02:36 
38Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
39Domen Novak (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:41 
40Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:02:42 
41Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:02:44 
42Matej Mohoric (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
43Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:02:47 
44Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:48 
45Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:49 
46Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:02:50 
47Andi Bajc (Slo) Amplatz - BMC0:02:51 
48Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:02:53 
49Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha0:02:58 
50Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
51Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:02 
52Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:03:03 
53Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:09 
54Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:03:14 
55Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:23 
56Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
57Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:30 
58Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:32 
59Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data0:03:33 
60Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil0:03:35 
61Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:37 
62Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:03:38 
63Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:03:39 
64Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:44 
65Marko Pavlic (Slo) Solvenia0:03:45 
66Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:03:49 
67Artur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:03:50 
68Aydar Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:03:56 
69Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:57 
70Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:58 
71Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
72Izidor Penko (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:03:59 
73Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:04:05 
74Marek Canecky (Svk) Amplatz - BMC  
75Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:04:06 
76Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
77Ziga Groselj (Slo) Solvenia0:04:10 
78Rok Korosec (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana  
79Tomáš Koudela (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:04:11 
80Alexander Evtushenko (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:04:13 
81Matej Zahalka (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:04:14 
82David Per (Slo) Adria Mobil  
83Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:15 
84Tilen Finkst (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:04:16 
85Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:17 
86Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:04:28 
87Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:04:29 
88Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:04:30 
89Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
90Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:04:35 
91Jernej Švab (Slo) Solvenia0:04:37 
92Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:04:42 
93Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:04:45 
94Tadej Logar (Slo) Solvenia0:04:47 
95Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:04:48 
96Niccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis  
97Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:04:52 
98Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:04:54 
99Ziga Rucigaj (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:04:55 
100King Lok Cheung (HKg) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:59 
101Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:05:05 
102Michele Viola (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
103Giacomo Giuliani (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:05:06 
104Gasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:11 
105Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
106Petr Hampl (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:05:14 
107Antonio Santoro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
108Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:05:36 
109Davide Mucelli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
110Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
111Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:39 
112Uros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team0:05:41 
113Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
114Gorazd Per (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:42 
115Marek Šipoš (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:05:43 
116Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:05:53 
117Matej Drinovec (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:54 
118Andreas Umhaller (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:06:01 
119Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:06:02 
120Matej Štibingr (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:06:06 
121Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:06:10 
122Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Team Sky0:06:16 
123Lukas Matula (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov  
124Luka Cotar (Slo) Solvenia0:06:18 
125Jon Bozic (Slo) Adria Mobil0:06:22 
126Mateo Frankovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:06:25 
127Matic Grošelj (Slo) Solvenia0:06:29 
128David Jabuka (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:06:41 
129Jure Miskulin (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:06:56 
130Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:07:00 
131Ludek Lichnovský (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:07:03 
132Wojciech Pszczolarski (Pol) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:08:06 
DNFMichael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team  
General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Team Katusha10:42:43 
2Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:42 
3Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 180:02:38 
4Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:02:47 
5Jure Golcer (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:48 
6Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:57 
7José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:03:00 
8Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:14 
9Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:03:15 
10Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Solvenia  
11Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:27 
12Michele Gazzarra (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:03:28 
13Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:45 
14Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:54 
15Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:04:17 
16Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:04:39 
17Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:04:53 
18Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:04:54 
19Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:05:12 
20Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis  
21Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:42 
22Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil0:05:57 
23Antonio Santoro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:06:18 
24Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data0:06:47 
25Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data0:07:19 
26Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:28 
27Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:07:49 
28Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:08:34 
29Peter Kusztor (Hun) Amplatz - BMC0:09:04 
30Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:09:22 
31Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:11:05 
32Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:11:23 
33Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:11:29 
34Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:12:30 
35Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:12:41 
36Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:12:43 
37Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:13:51 
38Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:14:31 
39Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:36 
40Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:14:56 
41Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:15:26 
42Tomáš Koudela (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:16:00 
43Ziga Rucigaj (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:16:22 
44Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:33 
45Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha0:17:24 
46Domen Novak (Slo) Adria Mobil0:17:40 
47Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:17:46 
48Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:17:49 
49Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:18:23 
50Matej Mohoric (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:18:42 
51Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:19:00 
52Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:19:06 
53Davide Mucelli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:19:24 
54Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:19:55 
55Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:20:23 
56Izidor Penko (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:20:50 
57Uros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team0:22:26 
58Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:22:35 
59Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:22:38 
60Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:22:49 
61Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:58 
62Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:23:00 
63Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
64Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:23:13 
65Matej Zahalka (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:23:31 
66Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:23:36 
67Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:23:38 
68Bruno Maltar (Cro) Radenska - Ljubljana0:23:52 
69Rok Korosec (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:25:16 
70Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data0:25:20 
71Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:25:27 
72David Per (Slo) Adria Mobil0:25:29 
73Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:26:11 
74King Lok Cheung (HKg) Orica-GreenEdge0:27:05 
75Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:27:08 
76Ziga Groselj (Slo) Solvenia0:27:22 
77Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:27:40 
78Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:27:48 
79Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:28:02 
80Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:28:14 
81Jan Tratnik (Slo) Amplatz - BMC  
82Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:28:52 
83Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:29:36 
84Marko Pavlic (Slo) Solvenia0:30:10 
85Jernej Švab (Slo) Solvenia  
86Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha0:30:22 
87Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:30:26 
88Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:30:30 
89Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:30:36 
90Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:30:38 
91Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:30:43 
92Matej Drinovec (Slo) Adria Mobil0:31:19 
93Marek Šipoš (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:31:29 
94Niccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:31:34 
95Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:31:35 
96Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:31:40 
97Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:31:57 
98Gasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil0:32:16 
99Gorazd Per (Slo) Adria Mobil0:32:28 
100Petr Hampl (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:32:34 
101Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:32:39 
102Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:33:01 
103Giacomo Giuliani (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis0:33:02 
104Marek Canecky (Svk) Amplatz - BMC0:33:20 
105Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:33:33 
106Artur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:33:42 
107Aydar Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:34:02 
108Matic Grošelj (Slo) Solvenia0:34:25 
109Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:34:38 
110Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:35:13 
111Luka Cotar (Slo) Solvenia0:35:28 
112Tadej Logar (Slo) Solvenia0:35:40 
113Lukas Matula (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:36:29 
114Andreas Umhaller (Aut) Amplatz - BMC0:36:44 
115Wojciech Pszczolarski (Pol) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:36:56 
116Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:37:04 
117Matej Štibingr (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:37:41 
118Andi Bajc (Slo) Amplatz - BMC0:37:56 
119Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:38:13 
120Jure Miskulin (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:39:13 
121Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky0:39:30 
122Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:40:07 
123Jon Bozic (Slo) Adria Mobil0:40:28 
124Mateo Frankovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:41:39 
125Tilen Finkst (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:41:53 
126Michele Viola (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:43:59 
127Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska - Ljubljana0:44:00 
128David Jabuka (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:44:21 
129Alexander Evtushenko (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:45:17 
130Ludek Lichnovský (Cze) SKC Tufo Prostejov0:46:13 
131Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:46:19 
132Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Team Sky0:46:42 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Tratnik (Slo) Amplatz - BMC  
Best Young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
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