The penultimate day of racing saw a sprint finale into the town of Ozalj, where a fast run-in saw Tobias Lund Andresen get up to take fifth place.
Leaving Crikvenica on Saturday morning, the bunch were faced with almost 27 kilometres of uphill, where a strong pace was set behind the early break which formed. Riding strongly as a unit, Team dsm-firmenich managed to get five riders into the reduced peloton, with most of the other sprinters missing, but with some quickly returning, the pace went out. Things then settled into a steady rhythm with Oscar Onley doing a great job of contributing to the pace setting in the bunch. As a result, the last remaining rider from the break was caught outside ten kilometres to go and a sprint finish was on the cards. Things were controlled into a headwind until around two kilometres to go before the bunch made a turn and the pace ramped up. The team were caught a bit far behind and despite their best efforts, Lund Andresen had to start his sprint from deep. Giving it his best shot, he managed to hold on to the line for a solid fifth place, with one more opportunity to go on Sunday.