Nova Gorica was the setting for Diego Ulissi’s comeback victory as he won the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovenia. The UAE Team Emirates cyclist, was forced to take a break from competition earlier this year due to a heart problem which was later resolved. He won the 4th stage of the Tour of Slovenia, winning ahead of team mate Tadej Pogačar and Matteo Sobrero (Astana -Premier Tech) the first success since his resumption of competitive activity. UAE Team Emirates controlled the race at crucial moments, imposing a high pace on the ascent of Ravnica (2.7 km at 10.8% average gradient, cresting at 9 km from the finish) which broke up the leaders group.
This is Ulissi‘s 40th victory in his career, perhaps one of his most significant successes: “I’m really happy for this victory: after a difficult winter, it’s great to have found good legs, a good condition and to be back to winning. Already since the last week of the Giro d’Italia I had excellent sensations, today I made the most of my condition. I thank a great team for the support I received from all of them ”.