STA, 22 June 2019 - Race leader Diego Ulissi of Italy (UAE Emirates) defended the green jersey at the Tour of Slovenia on Saturday and is on track to being declared the overall winner as the race wraps up on Sunday.
Another Italian, Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli) won Saturday's hilly 154-kilometre stage from Nova Gorica to Ajdovščina in the final spring.
But Ulissi finished in the leading group together with his Slovenian teammate Tadej Pogačar and Russian rider Alexandr Vlasov (Gazprom-Rusvelo).
The race concludes on Sunday with a mostly flat 167-kilometre stage from Trebnje to Novo Mesto that is unlikely to provide much opportunity for changes at the top.
* Results of the 4th stage:
1. G. VISCONTI ITA 4:00:53 2. D. ULISSI ITA same 3. T. POGAČAR SLO time 4. A. VLASOV RUS 5. A. VENDRAME ITA +0:32 6. E. CHAVES COL same time 7. F. MASNADA ITA 0:33 8. B. HERMANS BEL 1:38 9. C. MEYER AUT 2:22 10. L. ROTA ITA 2:22
* Overall results after the 4th stage:
1. D. ULISSI ITA 15:39:28 2. G. VISCONTI ITA +0:22 3. A. VLASOV RUS 0:25 4. T. POGAČAR SLO 0:30 5. A. VENDRAME ITA 1:04 6. E. CHAVES COL 1:08 7. F. MASNADA ITA 1:15 8. B. HERMANS BEL 2:13 9. J. POLANC SLO 2:58 10. R. ROGINA CRO 4:49