Matija Kvasina, a 34-year-old from Synergy Baku Cycling Project has won the overall title in the second edition of Tour of Croatia. The Croatian moved in to the race lead on the fourth stage and the team successfully brought him to today’s finale.
“Yesterday I had an emotional day with the team time trial to keep the lead and today the team fought really hard and used their last legs to defend this lead. I am happy for them and will be forever grateful. Now I need to take some rest mentally, not physically.” Kvasina said.
His overall winning time was 23:29:29. The second place on Tour of Croatia was rightfully awarded to the Danish from Tinkoff, Jesper Hansen (+24), and the third place went to Victor de la Parte (+32), a Spaniard from CCC Sprandi Polkowice.
The stage winner was Sondre Hols Enger (IAM Cycling) with the time of 3:45:14, right in front of Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Timothy Dupont (Veranda's Willems Cycling Team).
This year’s best overall sprinter is Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and the King of the mountain award went to his team colleague Riccrado Zoidl.