It was a succesful day for Tinkoff in Slovakia as they took the three podium positions with Juraj Sagan taking the national champion’s jersey from his younger brother Peter..
Juraj crossed the finishing line forty-one seconds ahead of his brother with team-mate Michael Kolar came third, making it a Tinkoff 1-2-3 on a hard-fought race. Juraj’s win brought his brother’s hold on the race to an end, having held the Slovakian national champion’s jersey since 2011.
After the race, Juraj was justifiably thrilled with the outcome. “I’m proud to be the new Slovak Champion. It’s such a great feeling, especially because this is my first victory as a professional rider, so it adds a special value to it.”
“It was also a nice feeling to have Peter on the podium with me. We were the two brothers together, him wearing the World Champion jersey and myself with the Slovak Champion jersey. Thanks to all our team-mates for the hard work in today’s tough race.”