Istrian Spring Trophy

Istrian Spring Trophy (Croatian: Istarsko proljeće) is a stage road bicycle race held annually in the Croatian part of the Istria peninsula. The race was first organized in 1961 as a small competition reserved to local cyclists. In 2000, it was opened to professional riders; since 2005, it is rated as a 2.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Before 2006, the race was called "Jadranska magistrala".

Istrian Spring Trophy
Race details
DateMid-March
RegionIstria
Local name(s)Istarsko proljeće (in Croatian)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web sitewww.hrsport.net/vijesti/436761/ostali-sportovi-biciklizam/austrijancu-istarsko-proljece/ Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1961 (1961)
Editions59 (as of 2019)
First winner Nevio Valčić (YUG)
Most wins Janez Zakotnik (YUG) (4 wins)
Most recent Felix Gall (AUT)

The 2012 edition of the race featured a prologue and three stages totaling 487 kilometres (303 mi), and was contested by more than 200 cyclists from 35 teams.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1961   Yugoslavia Nevio Valčić Pula
1962   Yugoslavia Nevio Valčić Pula
1963   Yugoslavia Lino Sebelić Pula
1964   Yugoslavia Jože Šantavec Odred Ljubljana
1965   Yugoslavia Franc Škerlj Rog Ljubljana
1966   Yugoslavia Franc Škerlj Rog Ljubljana
1967   Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1968   Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1969   Yugoslavia Milivoj Pocrnja Siporex Pula
1970   Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1971   Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1972   Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1973   Yugoslavia Ivan Kastelic Rog Ljubljana
1974   Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1975   Yugoslavia Branko Bedeković ZMC Zagreb
1976   Yugoslavia Bojan Ropret Sava Kranj
1977   Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1978   Yugoslavia Drago Frelih Sava Kranj
1979   Yugoslavia Bojan Ropret Sava Kranj
1980   Yugoslavia Vinko Polončič Rog Ljubljana
1981   Yugoslavia Bruno Bulić Siporex Pula
1982   Czechoslovakia Milan Petroš Bohumin ČSSR
1983   Yugoslavia Petar Stojanović Čukarički Beograd
1984   Yugoslavia Primož Čerin Rog Ljubljana
1985   Yugoslavia Andrej Žaubi Rog Ljubljana
1986   Yugoslavia Željko Pavlić ZMC Zagreb
1987   Yugoslavia Marko Polanc Sava Kranj
1988   Yugoslavia Robert Pintarič Rog Ljubljana
1989   Yugoslavia Gorazd Penko Rog Ljubljana
1990   Yugoslavia Marko Polanc Sava Kranj
1991   Yugoslavia Aleš Pagon Sava Kranj
1992   Slovenia Jure Robič Astra Ljubljana
1993   Estonia Andres Lauk Szolniki C.
1994   Slovenia Sandi Papež Krka Novo Mesto
1995   Bulgaria Stanimir Odrinski Celje
1996   Italy Luca Manfredini Caneva Italia
1997   Slovenia Andrej Hauptman Rog Ljubljana
1998   Austria Mathias Buxhofer ARBÖ Tel-Team
1999   Austria Arno Kaspert ARBÖ Elk haus
2000   Croatia Vladimir Miholjević KRKA-Telekom Slovenije
2001   Slovenia Andrej Hauptman Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola
2002   Slovenia Jure Golčer Perutnina Ptuj-KRKA Telekom
2003   Netherlands Pieter Weening Rabobank TT3
2004   Slovenia Jure Zrimšek Perutnina Ptuj-KRKA Telekom
2005   Slovenia Borut Božič Perutnina Ptuj
2006   Slovenia Borut Božič Perutnina Ptuj
2007   Norway Edvald Boasson Hagen Maxbo-Bianchi
2008   Italy Eddy Ratti Nippo-Endeka
2009   Slovenia Mitja Mahorič Radenska KD Financial Point
2010   Slovenia Robert Vrečer Perutnina Ptuj
2011   Slovenia Robert Vrečer Perutnina Ptuj
2012   Austria Markus Eibegger RC Arbö–Wels–Gourmetfein
2013   Slovenia Matej Mugerli Adria Mobil
2014   Denmark Magnus Cort Cult Energy–Vital Water
2015   Austria Markus Eibegger Synergy Baku
2016   Belgium Olivier Pardini Wallonie-Bruxelles–Group Protect
2017   Slovenia Matej Mugerli Amplatz–BMC
2018   Norway Krister Hagen Team Coop
2019   Austria Felix Gall Development Team Sunweb

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austrijancu Istarsko proljeće". hrsport.net (in Croatian). 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.

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