22.03.2022 by Andrej Filip 0 Comments
Auer added to the hall of fame
The 8th edition of GP Slovenian Istria finished with Austrian victory, Daniel Auer (WSA KTM Graz) won the final sprint over British rider Oliver Stockwell (Cycling Team Friuli ASD). Peleton came 3 seconds after the winner, the bunch sprint was won by another Cycling Team Friuli ASD rider Nicolo Buratti. The best slovenian rider was Matevž Govekar in fifth place.
The most important attack happened before the final laps in Izola with David Per (Adria Mobil), Felix Engelhardt (Tirol KTM) and Fran Miholjević (Fiuli) made the lead of over 1 minute. The leaders were cought 4 km before the finish . In the final kilometers the duo of Daniel Auer and Oliver Stockwell gained small advantage on the downhill and sprinted for the victory, which was won by Auer. Auer is the second Austrian rider to won the race, after Gregor Mühlberger in 2015.
GP Slovenia Istria is the first race of the season on the slovenian roads, the next one is GP Nove Gorice in Vipavske doline on the 24th of march, and on the 27th of march is GP Adria Mobil in Novo mesto.