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World mountain biking elite coming to Hvar in February

World’s best mountain bikers coming to Hvar 

HVAR, 29 January 2020 – The island of Hvar, which is one of the most beautiful islands on the Croatian coast known for its magnificent beauty and scenery, is increasingly becoming known for its cyclotourism. 

Next month, the world elite in mountain biking will be arriving on Hvar. The bikers are expected to arrive on 22 February and will be based for the week in Vrboska at the Villa Triptih.  

The quality of the bikers who will be on Hvar is best backed up by the number of awards which they have won. So far six award-winning bikers are confirmed to arrive with more expected. Confirmed so far include.

Oliver Widmann

German Champion 26“ Junior
2x European Champion 26“ Junior
2x World Champion 26“ Junior
5th Place: World Ranking Elite Men 26“

Jonas Friedrich

Vice German Champion 20“ Elite
9th Place: World Championship 2019
11th Place: World Ranking Elite Men 20“

Jannis Oing

4th Place: German Championship 26“ Elite Men
11th Place: World Championship 26“ Elite Men
11th Place: World Ranking 26“ Elite Men

Jan Welte

German Champion, Youth under 15
Participant at World Youth Games 2019

Larena Hees 

Vice German Champion Women Elite
Qualified for multiple World Cup finals (Top 6 in the world)

Nina Reichenbach

German Champion Women Elite
European Champion Women Elite
4 x World Champion Women Elite
1st Place: World Ranking Women Elite

Hvar is attracting more and more cyclotourism

On 23 February at 2:30 pm, the bikers will show off their skills to locals. In addition to top sports acrobatics, there will be Mediterranean food and music, as well as a lottery where the entire proceeds will be earmarked for the Kolibrići Association, so the event has been named “Flying Kolibrići”.

The island of Hvar, which has more than 400km of trails which is increasing every year, will connect this year the route across the top of the island of Hvar and riders will be able to take an alternative and cycling route from the town of Hvar to Humac. This trail, in addition to passing through the highest hills of the island of Hvar, offers a beautiful panoramic view of the nearby islands and the sea.

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