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Brajkovic seals Slovenia victory

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Koren steps up onto the podium to join Adriano Malori (Lampre) and Daryl Impey (GreenEdge)

Koren steps up onto the podium to join Adriano Malori (Lampre) and Daryl Impey (GreenEdge) (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Koren celebrates his time trial victory

Koren celebrates his time trial victory (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Kristijan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the final time trial

Kristijan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the final time trial (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Janez Brajvokic (Astana) with his trophy from the Slovenia victory

Janez Brajvokic (Astana) with his trophy from the Slovenia victory (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Janez Brajkovic on the podium in Slovenia

Janez Brajkovic on the podium in Slovenia (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Brajkovic celebrates his win with podium champagne antics

Brajkovic celebrates his win with podium champagne antics (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)
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Janez BRajkovic (Astana) secured the final victory in the Tour of Slovenia

Janez BRajkovic (Astana) secured the final victory in the Tour of Slovenia (Image credit: Metod Močnik / Dnevnik)

Janez Brajkovic (Astana) claimed overall victory in the Tour de Slovénie thanks to his showing in the final time trial in the evocative city of Ljubljana, although the home favourite was pushed to the pin of his collar by a surprisingly strong Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox).

Pozzovivo and Brajkovic had shown that they were the cream of the field the previous day on the road to Škofja Loka as they eased away from the peloton on the final climb with 35km still to race. The diminutive Italian outsprinted Brajkovic to take the stage and the overall lead, but with an advantage of just 4 seconds, Pozzovivo was widely expected to hand it over to his host on Sunday.

And so it proved, although it was a far closer run affair that Brajkovic could ever have imagined. The Slovenian favourite finished the stage in 6th place, 33 seconds down on winner Kristjian Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale), and he was almost caught out by the shock display from Pozzovivo, who conceded just 10 seconds to Brajkovic over the 17km course.

In the end, that was enough to give Brajkovic overall victory, just 6 seconds clear of Pozzovivo. Koren completed a fine day for the home country by taking the third step of the overall podium to go with his tight stage victory over Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD).


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:31
2Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:01
3Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:17
4Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:24
5Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:25
6Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:33
7Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:37
8Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:38
9Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
10Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:43
11Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:44
12Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:45
13Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska0:00:47
14Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team
15Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
16Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:49
17Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:51
18Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:00:52
19Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:55
20Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:57
21Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:01
22Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:06
23Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:09
24Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:10
25Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska
26Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:14
27Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
28Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:18
29Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team0:01:19
30Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:20
31Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:24
32Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:26
33Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:27
34Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
35Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:01:28
36Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:29
37Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
38Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:30
39Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:01:31
40Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
41Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:33
42Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava
43Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:34
44Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
45Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:35
46Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:01:36
47Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
48Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska0:01:42
49Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:46
50Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:48
51Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava
52Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea
53Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:01:49
54Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:01:50
55Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea0:01:52
56Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:55
57Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
58Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:56
59Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava0:01:57
60Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil0:01:58
61Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:01
62Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:02:02
63Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:03
64Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska0:02:06
65Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:07
66Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
67David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:02:08
68Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:09
69Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:10
70Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:12
71Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
72Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
73Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea
74Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea0:02:13
75Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:14
76Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:17
77Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:18
78Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:19
79Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank
80Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:29
81Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
82Rafael Andriato (Bra) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:30
83Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:31
84Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska0:02:36
85Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea0:02:41
86Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:46
87Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
88Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea0:02:49
89Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:50
90Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:03:03
91Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:07
92Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava0:03:24
93Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska0:03:48
94Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea0:04:27
95Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava0:05:00
DNSFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNSPieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator

General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team14:20:42
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:06
3Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:16
4Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:02:12
5Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:23
6Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:35
7Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:39
8Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:45
9Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil
10Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:02:51
11Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:53
12Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:02:55
13Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:41
14Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:05:30
15Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:47
16Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:06:14
17Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska0:06:42
18Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea0:07:09
19Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:07:54
20Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea0:08:27
21Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:32
22Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil0:12:04
23Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil0:12:44
24Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:32
25Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:46
26Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:15:53
27Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:15:59
28Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:25
29Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:16:29
30Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:17:13
31Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
32Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:17:16
33Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:17:29
34Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:17:34
35Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava0:17:40
36Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
37David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:17:46
38Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:53
39Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:18:01
40Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea0:18:05
41Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea
42Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava0:18:09
43Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:18:16
44Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:24
45Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:21:43
46Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska0:21:45
47Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:21:57
48Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:22:06
49Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska0:23:11
50Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:23:15
51Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:23:57
52Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:25:41
53Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:25:50
54Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:39
55Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:26:42
56Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:27:06
57Rafael Andriato (Bra) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:27:32
58Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea0:27:50
59Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska0:29:58
60Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:30:25
61Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:30:42
62Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:31:34
63Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:32:02
64Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:32:12
65Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:35:01
66Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava0:36:41
67Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:37:10
68Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea0:37:39
69Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:39:43
70Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:40:01
71Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:40:22
72Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:40:27
73Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:40:42
74Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:41:06
75Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:41:55
76Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea0:42:59
77Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:43:01
78Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:43:28
79Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:43:52
80Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:44:06
81Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:44:11
82Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:44:28
83Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava0:44:41
84Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:50
85Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:45:04
86Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:46:34
87Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska0:46:39
88Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:47:20
89Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska0:47:26
90Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:48:53
91Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:49:02
92Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:49:05
93Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:50:27
94Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Team Idea0:51:15
95Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava0:54:30

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale65pts
2Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team45
3Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale44
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team41
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox34
6Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team31
7Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25
8Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia22
9Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD20
10Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone20
11Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil20
12Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18
13Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska17
14Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank14
15Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team14
16Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team12
17Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone12
18Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox11
19Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil11
20Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil10
21Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea10
22David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9
23Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team9
24Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia9
25Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9
26Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale8
27Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia8
28Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava8
29Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD7
30Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team7
31Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava7
32Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea7
33Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea7
34Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team6
35Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD4
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale4
38Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4
39Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4
40Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3
41Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea3
42Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team3
43Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team2
44Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska2
45Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1
46Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1
47Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1
48Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1
49Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava

Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska14:27:24
2Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:10:58
3Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:11
4Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska0:15:03
5Jaka Bostner (Slo) Radenska0:16:29
6Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska0:18:59
7Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska0:23:16
8Tim Mikelj (Slo) Sava0:29:59
9Mark Džamastagic (Slo) Sava0:34:00
10Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:36:46
11Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil0:37:46
12Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava0:37:59
13Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska0:39:57
14Marc Obkircher (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:40:38
15Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska0:40:44
16Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:42:20
17Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:43:45
18Žiga Marolt (Slo) Sava0:47:48

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator30pts
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


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