Two Croatian Riders in Tour de France for First Time
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
For the first time in history there will be two Croatian riders at the the biggest cycling event in the world – the Tour de France – which will be held from 2 – 24 July 2016…
Two Croatian cyclists were named on Tuesday to take part in the prestigious race which is in its 103rd year. Robert Kišerlovski and Kristijan Đurašek will be carrying Croatia’s hopes when the multiple stage race starts on Saturday.
Kišerlovski will race as part of the 9-man Tinkoff team, whilst Đurašek last week signed fot the Lampre-Merida team. This year’s Tour de France on 2 July in Mont Saint-Michel and ends in Paris on 24 July.
Đurasek (28) from Varaždin will be racing in his third Tour de France in a row and is hoping to realise his dream and notch up a stage win. It will be 29-year-old Robert Kišerlovski’s second Tour de France after he took part for the first time in 2012.