Maestri wins in Izola.

7th edition of GP Slovenian Istria was the start of the international racing season on slovenian soil. The 156,5 km circuit race in Izola was won by Italian Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane). Best Slovenian rider was Tilen Finkšt (Ljubljana Gusto Santic) on tenth place.


The race is UCI 1.2 category which featured 20 teams from 10 countries.

The race was decided in the bunch sprint in Izola. The fastest was 29 year old Maestri, who outsprinted fellow Italians Leonardo Marchiori (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) and Daniele Smarzaro (D’Amico-UM Tools). The race also featured KoM and Sprint competition which was won by Kristjan Hočevar and David Per (both Adria Mobil).

Maestri is the third Italian with the win in Izola; Christian Della Stella (won in 2014) and Filippo Fortin (won in 2017). Other winners of the race are Austrian Gregor Mühlberger (2015), Slovenian Jure Golčer (2016), Serbian Dušan Rajović (2018) and Slovenian Marko Kump (2019).


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