The 28th Tour of Slovenia took place last week with two time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar finishing first overall. The course consisted of nearly 800km of riding over five stages.
Those participated included five UCI WorldTeams, seven UCI ProTeams, nine UCI Continental Teams, and the Slovenian National Team. Among the teams participating was China Glory Cycling(CGS).
China Glory Cycling had seven racers participating including two Chinese riders. The experience racing earlier in the season has, according to CGS, has helped the Chinese riders with “reading the European races well, improving their performance in high-level races.” This has certainly been the case. Changquan Xu was able to complete the first two stages. Unfortunately, Xianjing Lyu was unable to finish due to illness.
The team’s American rider, Sean Bennett, achieved a 7th place finish on Stage 4, a difficult 152km stage starting in Laško. This was the only mountain stage of the race and included two category 3 climbs, one category 2 climb, and a final category 1 climb finishing at Velika Planina. Sean managed to finish half a minute behind the stage winner Majka as well as Pogačar.
China Glory Cycling’s Lucas De Rossi of France took 10th in the mountains classification.