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Zagreb City Centre to Turn into Ski Field for Unique Race 

Unique race set to take place in Zagreb centre

Unique race set to take place in Zagreb centre

Zagreb city centre is set to turn into a ski field for a unique race which will be a spectacular promotion for the capital.

Skiing legends, like the great Janica Kostelić, will race past famous city landmarks in an exhibition ski race to take part during the FIS Ski World Cup event – the Vip Snow Queen Trophy which will be held in Zagreb for the 11th year in January 2017.

According to 24stata, Kostelić and other skiing legends will race down Toma Bakač street, passing Zagreb’s famous cathedral before finishing at the famous Manduševac fountain on the main Ban Josip Jelačić square.

Zagreb Cathedral (photo credit: Hansueli Krapf under CC)

Zagreb Cathedral (photo credit: Hansueli Krapf under CC)

The race on the 300-metre course will eclipse anything organisers have done over the last 11 years the World Cup race has been held in Zagreb. Zagreb is currently the only capital city in the world which hosts a World Cup event.

Manduševac fountain on the main Ban Josip Jelačić square (photo credit: Julien Duval/ZTB)

Manduševac fountain on the main Ban Josip Jelačić square (photo credit: Julien Duval/ZTB)

A lot of logistics will be involved in making it happen, but If the race successfully goes ahead it will be fantastic promotion of the city with media interest set to be high. It is not everyday a ski race finishes on the main square of a capital city.

 

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