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Tour of Slovenia: Tadej Pogacar wins stage 2

Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2021 - 107th Edition - Liege - Liege 259,1 km - 25/04/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Peter De Voecht/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021
Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won stage 2 of the Tour of Slovenia, taking over the race leadership after soloing to the finish in Celje.

The 22-year-old got away on the final second-category climb to Svetina on a day dominated by his team. He crossed the line after a 22-kilometre solo ride to take his seventh win of 2021 by 1:22.

Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) took second place from the chase group, beating Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) in a sprint to the line.

"This stage was already two years  ago and it was even harder than today," Pogacar said after the stage. "I felt super good so I tried to go full gas on the climb. I got a gap and then after the descent full gas to the finish and I made it.

"I really like this stage. It's a classic one for the race. I tried today and it was a success. I didn't think it would be such a good advantage in the end. I'm really happy to take this win."

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 3:32:03
2Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:22
3Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
4Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Team BikeExchange 0:01:25
6James Shaw (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
7Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
8Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
9Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:30
11Robert Stannard (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:57
12Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:27
13Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:30
14Jeppe Pallesen (Den) Team Coloquick 0:03:32
15Kristijan Ho_evar (Slo) Adria Mobil
16Sergio Roman Martin Galan (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
17Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:36
18Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Team BikeExchange
19Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
20Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
21Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:03:39
22Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
23Jaka Primo_i_ (Slo) Slovena 0:03:41
24Mathijs Paasschens (Ned) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
25Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
26Torstein Traeen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
27Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
28Maximilian Stedman (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod
29Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
30Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
31Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:03:47
32Ivan Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:03:54
33Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:04:03
34Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
35Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:04:24
36Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
37Janez Brajkovi_ (Slo) Slovenia
38Martin Lavri_ (Slo) Slovenia 0:05:38
39Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:05
40Kasper Andersen (Den) Team Coloquick 0:06:09
41William Levy (Den) Team Coloquick 0:06:58
42Ryan Christensen (NZl) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:07:03
43Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:08:23
44Gal Glivar (Slo) Adria Mobil
45Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:53
46Anze Skok (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
47Jokin Aranburu Arruti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:54
48Tilen Finkst (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
49Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma
50Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
51Jacob Scott (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:08:58
52Kristijan Koren (Slo) Slovenia
53Alex Edmondson (Aus) Team BikeExchange
54Viktor Potocki (Cro) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
55Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:21
56Thomas Mein (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:10:02
57Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:11:40
58Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
59Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
60Robert Scott (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:11:58
61Lukás Kubis (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica 0:12:05
62Zeb Kyffin (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
63Rory Townsend (Irl) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:12:16
64Pawe_ Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:12:17
65Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
66Jefferson Cepeda Ortiz (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:12:42
67Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
68Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:13:39
69Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:16:29
70Matthew Gibson (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
71Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
72Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
73Sebastian Kolze Changizi (Den) Team Coloquick
74Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
75David Per (Slo) Adria Mobil
76Aritz Bagües Kalparsoro (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
77Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
78Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
79Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
80Ziga Horvat (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:18:13
81Nik _ema_ar (Slo) Slovenia
82Ziga Jerman (Slo) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
83Josip Rumac (Cro) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
84Uro_ Rep_e (Slo) Slovenia
85Nicolai Brochner (Den) Team Coloquick
86Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
87Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
88Oliver Frederiksen (Den) Team Coloquick
89Adrian Banaszek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
90Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
91Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
92Aljaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil
93Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
94Dzmitry Zhyhunou (Blr) Euskaltel-Euskadi
95Teo Pecnik (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
96Aljaz Omrzel (Slo) Adria Mobil
97Dylan Hopkins (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
98Simon Wilson (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
99Jernej Hribar (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
100Martin Haring (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
101Frederik Muff (Den) Team Coloquick
102Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Slovenia
103Juraj Bellan (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
104Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
105Mikel Alonso Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
106Jan Andrej Cully (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
107Sam Bewley (NZl) Team BikeExchange
108Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Gazprom-RusVelo
109Alexander Konychev (Ita) Team BikeExchange
110Zac Barnhill (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
111Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
112Patrik Tybor (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
113Charles Page (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
114Daniel Bigham (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
115Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Pol) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
116Pavol Rovder (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
117Gasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil
118Alan Banaszek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
119Gruffudd Lewis (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
120Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
121Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
122Matthew Bostock (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod
123Jon Irisarri Ricon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
124Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
125Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
126Sergio Nestor Araiz Michel (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
127Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
128Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
129Callum Scotson (Aus) Team BikeExchange
130Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
131Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
132Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
133Josu Etxeberria Azpilikueta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:18:25
134Daniel Staniszewski (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
135Jonas Abrahamsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:18:28
136Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:18:30
DNFSamuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
DNFGiovanni Visconti (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
DNSTobias Vanco (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica

General classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 7:05:37
2Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:24
3Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:28
4Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:33
5Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:01:36
6Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
7James Shaw (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
8Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Team BikeExchange
10Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:41
11Robert Stannard (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:02:08
12Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:41
13Sergio Roman Martin Galan (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:43
14Jeppe Pallesen (Den) Team Coloquick
15Kristijan Ho_evar (Slo) Adria Mobil
16Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Team BikeExchange 0:03:47
17Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
18Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:03:50
19Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
20Jaka Primo_i_ (Slo) Slovena 0:03:52
21Maximilian Stedman (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod
22Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
23Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
24Torstein Traeen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
25Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
26Ivan Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:04:05
27Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:04:06
28Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:04:12
29Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:04:14
30Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:04:15
31Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:04:26
32Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:04:35
33Mathijs Paasschens (Ned) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:04:58
34Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:04:59
35Janez Brajkovi_ (Slo) Slovenia 0:05:03
36Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:05:44
37Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:39
38William Levy (Den) Team Coloquick 0:07:09
39Ryan Christensen (NZl) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:07:14
40Kasper Andersen (Den) Team Coloquick 0:07:50
41Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:08:05
42Martin Lavri_ (Slo) Slovenia 0:08:37
43Gal Glivar (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:09:02
44Anze Skok (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic 0:09:04
45Tilen Finkst (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic 0:09:05
46Jokin Aranburu Arruti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
47Alex Edmondson (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:09:09
48Peio Goikoetxea Goiogana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:26
49Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:32
50Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:09:33
51Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
52Viktor Potocki (Cro) Ljubljana Gusto Santic 0:09:37
53Kristijan Koren (Slo) Slovenia 0:09:53
54Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:11:51
55Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:12:04
56Lukás Kubis (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica 0:12:16
57Robert Scott (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:12:35
58Jacob Scott (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:12:39
59Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:12:56
60Zeb Kyffin (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 0:13:00
61Jefferson Cepeda Ortiz (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:13:21
62Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
63Thomas Mein (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:13:43
64Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:13:50
65Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:14:00
66Pawe_ Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:14:12
67Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:16:28
68Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:16:34
69Matthew Gibson (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 0:16:40
70Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
71Sebastian Kolze Changizi (Den) Team Coloquick
72Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
73David Per (Slo) Adria Mobil
74Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
75Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
76Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:17:00
77Aritz Bagües Kalparsoro (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:18:10
78Rory Townsend (Irl) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:18:16
79Alan Banaszek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:18:18
80Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:18:20
81Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:18:21
82Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
83Matthew Bostock (GBr) Canyon DHB Sungod 0:18:22
84Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:18:23
85Alexander Konychev (Ita) Team BikeExchange
86Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:18:24
87Oliver Frederiksen (Den) Team Coloquick
88Ziga Jerman (Slo) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
89Mikel Alonso Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
90Josip Rumac (Cro) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
91Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Pol) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
92Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
93Charles Page (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
94Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
95Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
96Gasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil
97Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
98Jonas Abrahamsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:18:39
99Uro_ Rep_e (Slo) Slovenia 0:18:52
100Nik _ema_ar (Slo) Slovenia
101Ziga Horvat (Slo) Adria Mobil
102Nicolai Brochner (Den) Team Coloquick
103Martin Haring (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
104Patrik Tybor (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
105Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
106Sergio Nestor Araiz Michel (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
107Jon Irisarri Ricon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
108Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:19:05
109Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:19:07
110Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:31
111Zac Barnhill (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
112Gruffudd Lewis (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
113Josu Etxeberria Azpilikueta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:19:43
114Aljaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:19:54
115Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
116Aljaz Omrzel (Slo) Adria Mobil
117Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Slovenia
118Juraj Bellan (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
119Teo Pecnik (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
120Jernej Hribar (Slo) Ljubljana Gusto Santic
121Frederik Muff (Den) Team Coloquick
122Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Gazprom-RusVelo
123Jan Andrej Cully (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
124Pavol Rovder (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica
125Sam Bewley (NZl) Team BikeExchange
126Callum Scotson (Aus) Team BikeExchange
127Daniel Bigham (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 0:20:06
128Adrian Banaszek (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:20:08
129Simon Wilson (GBr) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
130Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:20:11
131Daniel Staniszewski (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:20:20
132Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:20:56
133Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:22:21
134Dzmitry Zhyhunou (Blr) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:28:51
135Dylan Hopkins (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Santic 0:33:17
136Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:34:50

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