The CRO Race (formally: Tour of Croatia) is a men's road cycling stage race that takes place in Croatia since 2015. It is part of the UCI Europe Tour and is rated by the UCI as a 2.1 event, the third tier of professional stage races.[1] The event is organised by Top Sport Events of Vladimir Miholjević, a former professional cyclist. The race was originally held in April in the build-up to the Giro d'Italia, but from 2019 race is held in September and October.

CRO Race (ex Tour of Croatia)
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Race details
DateOctober
RegionCroatia Croatia
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Race directorVladimir Miholjević
Web sitewww.crorace.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2015 (2015)
Editions6 (as of 2021)
First winner Maciej Paterski (POL)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Most recent Matej Mohorič (SLO)

HistoryEdit

2015Edit

First edition of race was held as 2015 Tour of Croatia from 22 to 26 April 2015 and consisted of five stages over 838 km (520.7 mi).
Stages of 2015:

  1. Makarska - Split
  2. Šibenik - Zadar
  3. Plitvice Lakes - Učka mountain
  4. Pula - Umag
  5. Sveti Martin na Muri - Zagreb

2016Edit

The 2016 Tour of Croatia was held from 19 to 24 April 2016 and consisted of six stages over 1,005 km (624.5 mi).
Stages of 2016:

  1. Osijek - Varaždin
  2. Plitvice Lakes - Split
  3. Makarska - Šibenik
  4. Crikvenica - Učka
  5. Poreč - Umag (Team time trial)
  6. Sveti Martin na Muri - Zagreb

2017Edit

The 2017 Tour of Croatia was held from 18 to 23 April 2017 and consisted of six stages over 1,031 km (640.6 mi).
Stages of 2017:

  1. Osijek - Koprivnica
  2. Trogir - Biokovo (Sveti Jure)
  3. Imotski - Zadar
  4. Crikvenica - Umag
  5. Poreč - Učka (Poklon)
  6. Samobor - Zagreb

2018Edit

The 2018 Tour of Croatia was held from 17 to 22 April 2018 and consisted of six stages over 1,074 km (667.4 mi). The 2018 edition, was the only that has receive a rating of the 2.HC to date.[2]
Stages of 2018:

  1. Osijek - Koprivnica
  2. Karlovac - Zadar
  3. Trogir/Okrug - Makarska Riviera/Biokovo(Sveti Jure) (Stage was shortened due the bad weather)
  4. Starigrad - Crikvenica
  5. Rabac - Učka
  6. Samobor - Zagreb

2019Edit

The race was called off a week before the start, due to a dispute between the organizers,[3] instead renamed version called 2019 CRO Race was held between from 1 to 6 October and consisted of six stages over 921 km (572.3 mi).
Stages of 2019:

  1. Osijek - Lipik
  2. Slunj - Zadar
  3. Okrug - Makarska
  4. Starigrad - Paklenica - Crikvenica
  5. Rabac - Platak
  6. Sveta Nedelja - Zagreb

2020Edit

The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

2021Edit

The 2021 CRO Race was held from 28 September to 3 October 2021 and consisted of six stages over 1,083 km (672.9 mi).
Stages of 2021:

  1. Osijek - Varaždin
  2. Slunj - Otočac
  3. Primošten - Makarska
  4. Zadar - Crikvenica
  5. Rabac/Labin - Opatija
  6. Samobor - Zagreb

2022Edit

The 2022 CRO Race was held from 27 September to 2 October 2022 and consisted of six stages over 1,075 km (668.0 mi).[5]
Stages of 2022:

  1. Osijek - Ludbreg
  2. Otočac - Zadar
  3. Sinj - Primošten
  4. Biograd na Moru - Crikvenica
  5. Opatija - Labin
  6. Sveta Nedelja - Zagreb

ClassificationsEdit

The jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
  - Red / White checkered Jersey – Worn by the leader of the general classification.
  - Blue Jersey – Worn by the leader of the points classification.
  - Green Jersey – Worn by the leader of the climbing classification.
  - White Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.

Overall winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2015   Poland Maciej Paterski CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2016   Croatia Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku
2017   Italy Vincenzo Nibali Bahrain–Merida
2018   Belarus Kanstantsin Sivtsov Bahrain–Merida
2019   Great Britain Adam Yates Mitchelton–Scott
2021   Great Britain Stephen Williams Team Bahrain Victorious
2022   Slovenia Matej Mohorič Team Bahrain Victorious

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Croatia 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Road - Calendar". www.uci.ch. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  3. ^ Liović, I. (18 April 2019). "Otkazan Tour of Croatia!". Glas Slavonije. Archived from the original on 2019-04-19. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  4. ^ "2020 CRO RACE CANCELLED". Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. ^ "Rekordan broj UCI WorldTeam timova na ovogodišnjem CRO Raceu" [A record number of UCI WorldTeam teams at this year's CRO Race]. CRO RACE (in Croatian). 15 July 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.

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