Ukrainian cyclist team Bahrain-Merida mark Padun won the overall race Adriatica Ionica Race. The 23-year-old Ukrainian became the best young rider of the tour.
Padun wearing the leader’s Jersey after winning the third stage of the race, and two subsequent stages, retained the lead in the overall standings. As a result, in the overall standings of the race Padun 6 seconds ahead of the Belgian Ben Hermans and 15 seconds British James Knox.
“I’m so thankful to my teammates. I was helped by everyone. At the final stage was a very dangerous descent to Trieste, and then the wily final lap around the city. The whole team worked with me from start to finish, defended. I’m happy to celebrate with them a great success. This is the first victory in the stage race in my career,” said Padun after the finish.