2015 Tour of Croatia
The 2015 Tour of Croatia was the first edition of the Tour of Croatia cycling stage race. It started on 22 April in Makarska and will end on 26 April in Zagreb. The race consisted of five stages. It was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour, and was rated as a 2.1 event. The race was won by Maciej Paterski (CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice), who also won two stages, the points classification and the mountains classification. The second-placed rider was Primož Roglič (Adria Mobil), while Paterski's teammate Sylwester Szmyd was third. CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice also won the team competition.
|2015 UCI Europe Tour|
|Dates||April 22, 2015–April 26, 2015|
|Distance||838 km (520.7 mi)|
|Winning time||22hr 05' 16"|
|1||22 April||Makarska – Split||160 km (99.4 mi)||Hilly stage||Grega Bole (SLO)|
|2||23 April||Šibenik – Zadar||180 km (111.8 mi)||Hilly stage||Marko Kump (SLO) |
|3||24 April||Plitvice Lakes National Park – Učka||228 km (141.7 mi)||Intermediate stage||Maciej Paterski (POL)|
|4||25 April||Pula – Umag||152 km (94.4 mi)||Hilly stage||Dimitri Claeys (BEL)|
|5||26 April||Sveti Martin na Muri – Zagreb||118 km (73.3 mi)||Flat stage||Maciej Paterski (POL)|
|Total||838 km (520.7 mi)|
19 teams were invited to take part in the race. Three were UCI Professional Continental teams; fifteen were UCI Continental teams; in addition, also Italy National Cycling Team took part to the race.
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
Classification leadership tableEdit
||Young Rider classification
|1||Grega Bole||Grega Bole||Grega Bole||Marco Tizza||Felix Großschartner||RusVelo|
|2||Marko Kump||Marko Kump||Marko Kump||Adria Mobil|
|3||Maciej Paterski||Maciej Paterski||Maciej Paterski||Maciej Paterski||Edward Rivasi||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice|
|Final||Maciej Paterski||Maciej Paterski||Maciej Paterski||Edward Rivasi||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice|
- "Tour of Croatia 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- "Giro di Croazia, a Kump tappa e generale". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). RCS Media Group. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- "Tour of Croatia 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- "Tour of Croatia – Stages results" Archived 2015-04-28 at the Wayback Machine, Tour of Croatia – Official Website, 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015