News | Team June 23, 2024

Domen Novak crowned Slovenian road race champion

Gal Glivar takes silver medal

Domen Novak was crowned the new national champion of Slovenia in Trebnje today, winning the men’s road race. At the end of the race, Novak overpowered his countrymen Gal Glivar (UAE Gen Z) and Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) to claim his second title.



After seven laps and 150.5 km on the 21.5 km long circuit, the Grmada climb made the biggest selection (1.7 km/10.6 percent) and is where Novak made the difference.



Novak: “We had one goal and that was to win. Glivar prepared the ground for me already when we went up the hill for the first time, which I reached the top of alone. But it would have been impossible to continue in the lead all day. That’s why I waited, and then we worked together. I didn’t feel the best, but then in the next three laps I felt better and better. I told Gal to dictate the rhythm on the uphill.



“We know that the national championship is a kind of raffle. The shirt of the national champion remains with UAE since Tadej’s title last year. This is the finishing touch and now I have some rest and preparation for the last part of the season.”


Elsewhere Rui Oliveira was 2nd in the Portuguese championships while Felix Grossschartner took 3rd at the Austrian road championships.





1.Domen Novak (UAE Team Emirates) 3:45:51

2.Gal Glivar (UAE Team Emirates Gen Z) +21”

3.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain- Victorious) +2’51”