Get Ready, Get set, Tour of Croatia starts this year in Osijek

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The Tour of Croatia, a national event which puts the country’s cycling potential into international focus, returns, and this year the race will start in Slavonia. 

The excitement in Osijek kicks off the opening ceremonies on April 19, 2016 for the Tour of Croatia. The City is getting sidewalks and street repair underway as it gets ready for the Cycle teams to arrive bringing in large number of tourists. The race will run from April 19-24. Closing ceremonies will be held in Zagreb.
Race stages:
1. Osijek – Varaždin (259 km)
2. NP Plitvice – Split (249 km)
3. Makarska – Šibenik (193 km)
4. Crikvenica – Učka (156 km)
5. Pula – Umag (162 km)
6. Sveti Martin na Muri – Zagreb (160 km)

This year’s team comes from the highest rank classification of the World Cycling Organization (UIC). The Applications have been submitted so far are from race teams Tinkoff, Dimension Data, and Wiggins. Currently waiting for more updates as other teams sign up to participate.

“The experiences and impressions that are the biggest cycling stars of today, the current world champion Peter Sagan and multiple Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador personally experienced in Croatia were excellent. That is Tinkoff decided to participate in our event, which is held only for the second year in a row is the best confirmation of the quality of the organization and the reputation that the Tour of Croatia has in the world. , istaknuo je Vladimir Miholjević, jedan od organizatora utrke Tour of Croatia.Currently completing agreements with several tour teams and for that day will be more such great announcement, “said Vladimir Miholjević, one of the organizers.

Osijek can expect to see one of many bignames this year in Tour of Croatia. Mark Cavendish is one of the best sprinters in Cycling as he has been compared to a runner coming right out of the starter blocks. . His numerous successes: 23 stage victories in Tour de France winning the Green Jersey. His reputation is well known in the World of Cycling races and he will be bringing the excitement of the race to Croatia. With Cavendish arriving in Croatia bringing along also very famous cyclist Tyler Farrar, Bernard Aisel, Mark Rendshaw and many other Medalist.

Vladimir points out a media circuit that will cover the event “Tour of Croatia is an event where the sports arena actually cover the entire Croatia, The race will be held at more than 1,000 kilometers, includes 12 host cites, and pass through more than 100 different places, we have more than 500 minutes of live TV, transmits us Europsport and the picture this year is going and on 5 continents.

Furthermore, we expect more than 100,000 people will come out along the road to see the passage of the race, but among the competitors have some of the world’s greatest cycling stars. “

The one thing that often people forget are the volunteers that bring these events together. It is estimated that there will be 400 volunteers to help out. Each volunteer member will pass a short training and get all the necessary equipment for their tasks.


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