Stage 1: Kranj – Potarje (26.8km, 803vm)
We start this New Year Tour with a bang! Straight into mountain top finish. Climbers will absolutely love it. Everybody else, ehm…not so.
The final climb, Potarje climb is a serious climb. Just look at the prominent names on top of IRL segment from Strava. With ~5km @10.6% will make significant time gaps straight after first stage. And there is a good reason for this.
The stage has two timed segments with only the first sprint segment at 12.0 km (250m, flat) offering bonus seconds for fastest riders over it. Second segment for big climb, with aprox. 20min duration for fastest riders and up to 28min for slowest, will serve as a good Peak20min indicator for many who don’t realy know where their limits are.
Results of this stage will be ideal point for many who might underestimate their ability so they can continue the race in higher category still early into a stage race.
RGT Road ID for those wanting to preride and study course is: Aa5SKCsGHr9l