Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum
Two Slovenian Continental teams, the ROG-Ljubljana and the Attaque Team Gusto united their forces by 2018: the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum will show to the Hungarian fans in the middle of August how great and strong team they are.
During the 2016 Tour de Hongrie, on the last stage, the Radenska-Ljubljana was in the spotlight, Rok Korosec did a brilliant job, with a great sprint he won the etape. What can we say about Korosec’s aptitude? Well, now as the member of the team My Bike Stevens, team mate of Hungary’s Peter Kusztor, a few days ago he won the GP in Gemenc.
The Slovenian team was known as ROG-Ljubljana in 2017 and they had excellent race days during last years’s Tour de Hongrie: Ziga Jerman won the stage in Siófok, that day he were able to wear the yellow jersey. According to the overall rankings, his squad-mate, Tadej Pogacar was the 3rd on the general classification ranking, only seven sec behind from the winner of the Tour de Hongrie.
The Slovenian team is one of the participants of this year’s Tour de Hongrie again. Not only they have changed their name by 2018, but alo we can meet with some new cyclists. In the squad of Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum there are nine Slovenian riders, then two-two riders are from Taiwan and Australia, one-one from Japan and Croatia. We must mention and highlight the Australian Benjamin Hill who won the UCI 2.2 category race, Tour of Thailand in 2016, then last year the Japanese Tour of Tochigi, which is also an UCI 2.2. category event.
Riders of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum:
Pavel Cizelj (Slovenian)
Blaz Debevec (Slovenian)
Tilen Finkst (Slovenian)
Matic Groselj (Slovenian)
Timothy Guy (Australian)
Benjamin Hill (Australian)
Wen Chung Huang (Chinese Taipei)
Ziga Jerman (Slovenian)
Shao Hsuan Lu (Chinese Taipei)
Torataro Nishi (Japanese)
Izidor Penko (Slovenian)
Tadej Pogacar (Slovenian)
Viktor Potocki (Croatian)
Aljaz Prah (Slovenian)
Ziga Rucigaj (Slovenian)
Jing Huei Wang (Chinese Taipei)
This year Tour de Hongrie, Hungary’s biggest cycling race, will be held between 14-19 August. During the six days, by reaching ten different counties and biking 800 km 20 teams will compete, every team can enter seven riders. The event starts with a prologue in Siófok, then the route is: Balatonalmádi, Keszthely, Velence, Székesfehérvár, Cegléd, Hajdúszoboszló, Karcag, Miskolc, then the final stage in Budapest, capital city of Hungary.