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First Ever Tour of Croatia Starting This Month

Croatia4A number of the world’s top cyclists will head to Croatia this month to take part in the first ever Tour of Croatia…

“This race is the ideal promotion for Croatia’s natural beauty because the route goes through Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks, as well as three other nature parks; Biokovo, Velebit and Učka,” said Minister of Enviroment Mihael Zmajlović at a press conference yesterday.

A total of twenty professional cycling teams from all over the world will be battling it out for a prize pool of close to 40,000 euros in the first Tour of Croatia. The 900 kilometre race starts on 22 April with the Makarska – Split leg, followed by Šibenik-Zadar, NP Plitvice-Učka, Pula-Umag, Sveti Martin-Zagreb legs over the following four days.

“Tour of Croatia project started because something like this was missing in Croatia. It is something that has existed around the world for years and is great promotion for firms, institutes and all parts of society. Tour of Croatia wants to promote the sport of cycling, sport, health and an active lifestyle,” said race director Ivan Črnjarić.

The race will be shown on Eurosport in over 50 countries to an audience of over 15 million people.

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