Short hilly stage finished after 152.8 km of racing with the victory of Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric.
Astana Pro Team riders finished in the first group, 11 seconds after the new race leader.
- It was a short and intensive stage, always up and down. First day it is always a lot of stress and very dangerous, therefore, organizers made a time neutralization at 3 km to go. When it was around 10 km to go I’ve tried myself, we attacked with a little group, but because of today’s stage route, we couldn’t make a serious gap. Generally, I’m in a good shape. I think it will be better day-by-day, - explained new Kazakh road race champion Alexey Lutsenko.
Tomorrow is another hilly stage from Feldkirch to Fulpmes, the longest stage of Tour of Austria 2018 with 181.5 km of racing.