Monday, 26 September 2022

CRO Race, International Bicycle Race Kicking Off on Tuesday in Osijek

September 26, 2022 - The seventh edition of the international bicycle race CRO Race is taking place from September 27 to October 2 through six stages, on a route of more than 1,000 kilometres across Croatia. This year, too, the CRO Race will offer numerous thrills and attractions, and it will pass through some already known as well as some completely new destinations.

As SiB reports, the race starts on Tuesday, September 27, from Osijek at 11:15 a.m., while the finish of the first stage is in Ludbreg. The cyclists are expected to arrive in Ludbreg between 4:42 p.m. and 5:11 p.m.
Temporary traffic regulation will be in effect on the part of the public roads on the roads where the race will take place, and traffic restrictions will be enforced on the mentioned sections in the presence of the Croatian Police employees and the representatives of the organisation. Although the bicycle race will be held under normal traffic conditions with occasional traffic stops immediately before the cyclists meet and pass, it is possible for cyclists participating in the event to lag behind. Hence, it is necessary to increase caution and pay attention to cyclists in traffic.

Temporary regulation of traffic on the first stage from Osijek to Ludbreg will be valid on September 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the roads of Osijek-Baranja, Virovitica-Podravina, Koprivnica-Križevci and Varaždin counties on the route: Osijek-Višnjevac-Valpovo-Podravska Moslavina-Čađavica-Suhopolje-Virovitica-Pitomača-Virje-Koprivnica-Ludbreg. You can find more information about traffic at the link

The exciting thing is that this year's cycling race CRO Race will also include the third edition of the virtual race for children, Kids CRO Race, which will be held on September 27 from 12:00 in Ludbreg. Thus, children from Ludbreg will also have the opportunity to compete for the title of the overall winner, whose announcement will take place on October 2 in Zagreb.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated Lifestyle section.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

CRO Race Bicycle Race Starts in Osijek on October 1st

In April we reported on the unfortunate situation regarding the organisation of the biggest Croatian bicycle race, but now we're happy to report that, although the one that was supposed to take place then was cancelled, another race will take place next week - CRO Race.

The organisers of the well-known and prestigious Tour of Croatia went their separate ways, and while the holder of the name wasn't able to organise the race, the other part of the organising team has announced that their race, under the name CRO Race, will be taking place in early days of October, from the 1st to the 6th. You can read more about that here.

The (hopefully) lovely early autumn days will see the cyclists complete six stages throughout Croatia: Osijek to Lipik, Slunj to Zadar, Okrug to Makarska, Starigrad to Crikvenica, Rabac to Platak and Sveta Nedelja to Zagreb.

Overall, the 18 teams participating will hope to complete all of the 1,088 kilometres through Croatia. The route of the race was selected so that it passes through many national parks and nature parks, sending out to the world images and videos of the amazing natural beauty of Croatia, inviting all bicycle fans to visit - on two wheels or not!

The finish line of the race will be in the centre of Zagreb, on St. Mark's Square.

Vladimir Miholjević, a former cyclist and the main organiser of the last four big races in Croatia thanked everyone who stayed onboard with the race, despite the problems.

One of those is Croatian Radiotelevision, where the race will be shown live during 12 hours of broadcasting and in three hours of summaries. Eurosport will also show the live content, and the summaries (and some of the live feeds from the race) will be shown on numerous TV stations on six continents: Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

This is the first year the race will be shown on GCN, the biggest online cycling network, which will also allow the viewers in the United States to see the race live for the first time.