20 professional teams, including 8 World Tour teams and 1 Croatian team, will take part in the 840 km race which features 5 stages over 5 days.
Along with Eurosport, a number of renowned sports journalists and foreign TV stations will cover the race in Croatia. Eurosport will live broadcast the race for five days for at least an hour per day and every evening will show 26 minutes of highlights. Spanish production company ISB, who were the executive producers of the last 12 Olympic Games, will film the race for the coverage both from the ground and from a helicopter. Fantastic promotion for Croatia with the race going through some stunning parts of the country.
5 Race stages:
1. Makarska – Split (160 km)
2. Šibenik – Zadar (180 km)
3. NP Plitvice – Učka (228 km)
4. Pula – Umag (152 km)
5. Varaždin – Zagreb (118 km)
The Tour of Croatia, which is ranked only a step behind the biggest cycling races and grand tour races such as the Tour de France, Giro di Italia and Vuelta a España, is organised by Ivan Črnjarić and Vladimir Miholjević and held under the support of Ministry of Tourism, Croatian National Tourist Board, Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection and under support of sponsors.