Diego Ulissi secures second Tour of Slovenia victory eight years after first win

The Italian followed up his victory in 2011 after holding off his compatriot Giovanni Visconti in the five-day stage race

Diego Ulissi on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) won his second Tour of Slovenia title eight years after he first won the race, holding off Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia) on the final stage to take the victory by 22 seconds.

Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data) won from a reduced bunch on the final stage five, with Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) in second and unable to follow up his victory on stage two, as Bora-Hansgrohe's Shane Archbold finished third.

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