Brajkovic seals Slovenia victory

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).


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#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 TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
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 TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 14 - Cell 2
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) RadenskaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:14
27Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & SaponeRow 26 - Cell 2
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 & SaponeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:01:28
36Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:29
37Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 36 - Cell 2
38Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:30
39Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:01:31
40Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 39 - Cell 2
41Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:33
42Tim Mikelj (Slo) SavaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:34
44Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:35
46Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:01:36
47Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
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) SavaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Luca Barla (Ita) Team IdeaRow 51 - Cell 2
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 - MercatorRow 56 - Cell 2
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 & SaponeRow 65 - Cell 2
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 InoxRow 70 - Cell 2
72Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team IdeaRow 72 - Cell 2
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 BankRow 78 - Cell 2
80Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:29
81Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 80 - Cell 2
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 - MercatorRow 86 - Cell 2
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 ItaliaRow 95 - Cell 2
DNSPieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 96 - Cell 2
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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 MobilRow 8 - Cell 2
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 & SaponeRow 30 - Cell 2
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 - MercatorRow 35 - Cell 2
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 IdeaRow 40 - Cell 2
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
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale65pts
2Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team45Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale44Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team41Row 3 - Cell 3
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox34Row 4 - Cell 3
6Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team31Row 5 - Cell 3
7Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25Row 6 - Cell 3
8Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia22Row 7 - Cell 3
9Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD20Row 8 - Cell 3
10Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone20Row 9 - Cell 3
11Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil20Row 10 - Cell 3
12Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18Row 11 - Cell 3
13Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska17Row 12 - Cell 3
14Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank14Row 13 - Cell 3
15Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team14Row 14 - Cell 3
16Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team12Row 15 - Cell 3
17Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone12Row 16 - Cell 3
18Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox11Row 17 - Cell 3
19Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil11Row 18 - Cell 3
20Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil10Row 19 - Cell 3
21Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea10Row 20 - Cell 3
22David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9Row 21 - Cell 3
23Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team9Row 22 - Cell 3
24Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia9Row 23 - Cell 3
25Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9Row 24 - Cell 3
26Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale8Row 25 - Cell 3
27Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia8Row 26 - Cell 3
28Luka Mezgec (Slo) Sava8Row 27 - Cell 3
29Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD7Row 28 - Cell 3
30Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team7Row 29 - Cell 3
31Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava7Row 30 - Cell 3
32Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea7Row 31 - Cell 3
33Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) Team Idea7Row 32 - Cell 3
34Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team6Row 33 - Cell 3
35Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD4Row 34 - Cell 3
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4Row 35 - Cell 3
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale4Row 36 - Cell 3
38Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4Row 37 - Cell 3
39Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4Row 38 - Cell 3
40Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3Row 39 - Cell 3
41Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea3Row 40 - Cell 3
42Jure Golcer (Slo) Tirol Cycling Team3Row 41 - Cell 3
43Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team2Row 42 - Cell 3
44Jan Polanc (Slo) Radenska2Row 43 - Cell 3
45Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1Row 44 - Cell 3
46Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1Row 45 - Cell 3
47Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1Row 46 - Cell 3
48Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1Row 47 - Cell 3
49Tim Mikelj (Slo) SavaRow 48 - Cell 2 Row 48 - Cell 3
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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
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator30pts
2Klemen Štimulak (Slo) Radenska25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9Row 4 - Cell 3
6Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox6Row 5 - Cell 3
7David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tomaž Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Harald Totsching (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team6Row 8 - Cell 3
10Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank5Row 9 - Cell 3
11Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD4Row 10 - Cell 3
12Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jure Bitenc (Slo) Sava4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1Row 14 - Cell 3


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