The Green jersey is reserved for the overall leader of the Slovenian tour, hence the slogan Fight for Green. But it’s not just the fight for the racing glory, it also symbolizes the fight for our environment and sustainable way of living. Slovenia is one of the greenest countries in the world, which is also a part of the reason why cyclists love this race.
The Tour of Slovenia will take place from 13th till 17th June, race
and will have five stages in total covering 664 kilometers. 21 teams from 16 countries from four continents have signed-up for the race, among them are also seven World Tour teams. The race is experiencing big growth in the past year, thanks to global recognition and helped by Eurosport coverage. Again this year, Adria will be running an advertising campaign, featuring Sonic motorhomes on the channel during May.
Mojca Novak, president of the organizational committee: “We’re ahead of a new milestone in the history of this exceptional sports event. Tour of Slovenia was first organized to honour the birth of our new country, and was later organized every season, with exception of 1997. We already hosted 1525 cyclists from 56 countries in the last quarter of a century, and we will add more amazing names to the list in 2018!”
Maja Pak, Director General of the Slovenian Tourist Board: “Tour of Slovenia is excellent opportunity to increase therecognizability of Slovenia as the perfect destination for active holidays and sports tourism, after all they are two key products of the Slovenian tourism. This is why live broadcast on Eurosport 1 & 2 is so important for us, it gives us a chance to show our beautiful country to million of active people around the world.”
Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo), fresh out of victory on Vuelta al Pais Vasco, already knows how hard it is to win in Slovenia, but he’ll do his best to take home a very special trophy – replica of the 5200 years old wheel that was found in Ljubljana marshes and is believed to be oldest know wheel in the world.
Primož is one of four ambassadors of the race that will help to create bigger hype among the fans and bring more supporters to the race. Others are Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton–Scott), Matej Mohorič (Bahrain–Merida) and Jani Brajkovič (Adria Mobil Cycling).
Official website: https://tourofslovenia.si/en