Riccardo Zoidl, the Austrian from Trek-Segafredo takes the queen’s stage of Tour of Croatia, a 122 kilometre span from Crikvenica to Vojak peak of mount Učka which sported 3000 metres of total altitude. Croatia’s own Matija Kvasina (Synerg Baku Cycling Project) took the second place in front of Victor de la Parte from CCC Sprandi Polkowice, thus taking the overall lead in the race.
Kvasina said: ‘I can only be grateful for my team which proved to be very cohesive today. A special thank you goes to Kiril Pozdjakov, who performed amazingly for me in the stage final. As the lead rider in GC, this night I’ll be sleeping well’.
Kvasina, though, wasn’t the only one who stirred up the home crowd, as Radoslav Rogina was another Croatian who finished fifth. Danish rider Jesper Hansen (Tinkoff) took the fourth place. The winner’s stage clock stopped ticking at 3 hours, 17 minutes and 4 seconds. Kvasina and de la Porte were 28 seconds behind, Hansen 34, Rogina 48.