Finish of the stage was brutal; riders first did about 100 kilometers, then they had 30 kilometers of climbing, from almost zero to 1700 meters. This is a famous climb to Saint Jure.
Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida) won the stage and is now also in the overall lead. Radoslav Rogina crossed the finish line 56 seconds later, a great effort that was good enough for forth. Rogina is now also fourth on the overall standings.
Radoslav Rogina: “I’m very happy with my performance today. I would take that result if somebody would offer it to me before the race… It could finish even better with different tactics. There is still a lot of kilometers on the race and anything can still happen. I hope I’ll be able to take a good rest and make another good ride on Saturday.”
Jon Božič was not as active today and he lost white jersey, but he’s still second in the points competition.
Fourth stage from Starigrad to Crikvenica will be 170,2 kilometers long.
Results on ProCyclingStats
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Photos by Mario Stiehl