Yet Jumbo – Visma to the Tour of Slovakia 2022. The Dutch formation creates a hole in the final sprint, launching at the last corner Koen Bouwmancapable of resisting in front of Luca Colnaghi (Bardiani CSF Faizanè), able to take the wheel. To complete the podium of the day is Roel Van Sintmaartensdijk (VolkerWessels), who in extremis overtakes the leader Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), depriving him of a precious bonus that would have allowed him to face the last stage tomorrow with greater peace of mind.
After a quick start with numerous attacks, there are, among other things, a GPM won by Lorenzo Fortunato (Aeolus-Kometa) and one from Diego Rosa (Eolo-Kometa) and the bonus seconds earned by Mauri Vansevenant (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) by winning the intermediate sprint, before the breakaway of the day is formed. After 60 kilometers of running fourteen are able to leave the group: Adam Stachowiak (HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski), Diego Pablo Sevilla (EOLO – Kometa) Lennard Hofstede (Jumbo – Visma), Michael Belleri, Ricardo Ciuccarelli (2x Biesse – Carrera), Gleb Syritsa (Astana – Qazaqstan), Jefferson Cepeda (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA), Charles-Étienne Chrétien (Human Powered Health), Kristjan Hočevar (Adria Mobil), Norbert Banaszek (HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski), Edo Goldstein ( Israel – Premier Tech) and Lukáš Kubiš (Dukla Banská Bystrica).
However, their advantage is never very high and the large number does not entice the group to let them go. Their attempt is thus progressively canceled as soon as they have entered the final 50 kilometers. With even the bonuses to be tempting in a race in which the gaps are currently minimal, the group continues to keep a high pace and battle it out, with the Jumbo – Visma which does not hide its ambitions by launching Gijs Leemreize and and Koen Bouwman. Thus was born a series of shots that also involves the leader Josef Cerny (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), leading to further thinning of the group. Surprisingly, not much happens on the awaited ascent of Dravce, with the group preparing for a sprint that now appears inevitable, despite some attempts to anticipate in the final kilometers.
To set the sprint are thus the men of the Jumbo – Vismabut at the last corner comes the surprise, with Luca Colnaghi (Bardiani CSF Faizanè) who throws himself on the wheel of Koen Bouwman while the Dutch formation seems to want to create a hole, perhaps accentuated also by the presence of the Italian who forces the others to change trajectory. Behind them, therefore, a small gap is created that no one is able to fill, just as the blue is unable to overcome the Dutch rider.CopyAMP code.