A well-balanced Team BikeExchange squad will look to take their opportunities as they line-up for the five-stage Tour of Slovenia on Wednesday.
The team start in Ptuj with a strong and rounded team able to compete for both stage victories and for the general classification. Along with Tanel Kangert and Andrey Zeits, who will aim for the overall standings, the squad includes fast finishers Alex Edmonson, Robert Stannard and Alexander Konychev.
The experienced Sam Bewley and the strong Callum Scotson will provide valuable support across the five days of racing numerous hilly stages and summit finish on stage four.
Team BikeExchange at Tour of Slovenia:
Sam Bewley (NZL)
Alexander Edmonson (AUS)
Tanel Kangert (EST)
Alexander Konychev (ITA)
Rob Stannard (AUS)
Callum Scotson (AUS)
Andrey Zeits (KAZ)
“I finished the Giro d’Italia in good condition, and for this reason, in Slovenia I will try to go for a good result in the GC. I am thrilled to participate in the Tour because I have never raced on Slovenian roads in the many years of my career.
The level will be very high and looking at the route, I believe that both the second and fourth stages with arrival in Sveta Gora will be decisive for the final victory”.
Gene Bates – Sport Director
“Every stage presents a good opportunity for us. I think we have plenty of options with fast riders like Edmonson and Konychev and also Stannard who showed great form lately.
For the GC, we have Kangert who exited from the Giro very well and also our other climber Zeits who can achieve a good result in the fourth stage with an uphill finish. Bewley will be the team captain and he’s coming with great shape as well as Scotson who also came out of the Giro in good condition.
Overall, we have a really good group of riders here and we’re looking forward to going after some stages and general classification results”.
2021 Tour of Slovenia – Race Details:
Wednesday, 9th June: Stage 1, Ptuj to Rogaška Slatina, 151km
Thursday, 10th June: Stage 2, Zalec to Celje, 147km
Friday, 11th June: Stage 3, Brezice to Krško, 165km
Saturday, 12th June: Stage 4, Ajdovščina to Nova Gorica, 164km
Sunday, 13th June: Stage 5, Ljubljana to Novo Mesto, 175km
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