February 29, 2020 – A look at the busy sporting year ahead for Mali Losinj.
After the Mayor Ana Kučić received the Losinj – European Island of Sport 2020 award during the ACES Europe Gala Ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels last December, the final preparations for this year’s biggest sporting events are underway, which are partly responsible for this prestigious title, reports Vecenji List.
“In the coming months, we expect the world extreme cycling Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup Losinj 2020, followed by XCO Losinj – cross country mountain race.
The island town is also hosting the most challenging Central and Eastern European triathlon race in 2020, XTERRA CROATIA! This is followed by the Island MTB Stage Race and Adventure race Croatia 2020. This year, for the first time, the Run 4 Vitality festival will be held, as well as the Jubilee 10th Half Marathon, Cres – Losinj Triathlon and Cres camp; trail weekend, and numerous traditional regattas are inevitable. Indeed, this year there will be no shortage of sporting events,” said Mayor Kucic.
About 900 professional triathletes, women and men, will try to qualify for the XTERRA World Cup in Hawaii. This is also the first time in history that such a demanding adrenaline race is coming to Croatia, and it will be its premiere edition for Central and Eastern Europe in Losinj. The competitors have 41.5 kilometers of offroad track where they must swim 1.5 kilometers in the shortest time and by rules, ride 30 km of offroad bike paths and run 10 offroad kilometers. The XTERRA Croatia MTB Race will be held as part of the race. The length of the trail will be 40 kilometers, with a total altitude difference of 900 meters, with a start and finish in Mali Losinj!
A unique race in the world of mountain biking on four islands: Rab, Krk, Cres and Losinj is the Mitas Adria 4 island MTB stage race, one of the best in Europe. Beautiful and picturesque landscapes and excellent organization put this race on the calendar of many MTB enthusiasts. The race will take place from 21 to 25 April 2020, starting from Baska, and will run on four islands: Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj.
Through these four stages, the competitors will cross a total of 270 kilometers and climb more than 5,000 meters. The race is intended for all mountain bikers, especially those who are looking forward to the early season opening and accumulating points.
Numerous competitors from all over the world will descend on the1.8 km long trails and sights of the ‘island of vitality’ from May 7 to 10, 2020, competing in the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup Losinj 2020 Extreme Cycling. Cycling weekends will attract many competitors as well as spectators. Otherwise, extreme cycling competitions or ‘downhill’, will be organized by the Losinj Athletic Club and the Trbovlje Mountain Bike Club, with the full support of the City, Losinj Hotels & Villas and the Tourist Board of Mali Losinj.
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