Davide Baldaccini takes the KOM leader's jersey

Another great day for Team corratec - Vini Fantini, as Davide Baldaccini becomes the leader of the KOM classification in the Tour of Slovenia, earning him the privilege to wear the prestigious indigo jersey.

Starting in a breakaway with 5 other riders from the very first kilometres of this second stage, which took the athletes from Žalec to Rogaška Slatina over a 177.9 km route, the rider from Lombardy skillfully managed his energy reserves during the second-category climb of Celjska koča, crossing the summit finish line first to earn the necessary points to become the leader of the King of the Mountain classification.

"I couldn't be more satisfied with today's result - declares Davide Baldaccini - From the start of the stage, my goal was to get into the breakaway of the day and win the second-category KOM. We knew that this would allow us to wear the best climber's jersey, and fortunately, the plan worked out perfectly. I am thrilled I achieved this milestone after having a month off from competitions to prepare for the second part of the season."