Tour of Croatia
18 apr 2017 tot 23 apr 2017
Start: Osijek - Finish: Zagreb (Adriatic coast, Istria, Inland Croatia)
International cycling race Tour of Croatia will be held for the third consecutive year, from 18-23 April 2017 through six stages on the route longer than 1,000 kilometres all over Croatia. This year’s more demanding edition will host more than 20 teams, including those from the highest rank classification of the World Cycling Organization (UCI).
Once again, Tour of Croatia will start in Osijek on Thursday April 18th and the finish line of the first day will be Koprivnica, after 227 km long route. The entire organization moves then to Trogir, where a new stage of 123km begins on Wednesday morning. This stage could, at the very beginning of the race make a significant difference as the finish is at the 1762 meters second highest Croatian peak - Saint Jure on Biokovo.
Third stage will bring a 236km long race between Imotski and Zadar, while 171 kilometres long fourth stage connects Crikvenica and Umag. 141 kilometres long fifth stage brings new excitement because after start in Poreč, the finish at Učka mountain will be climbed first from the Istrian and then from the Kvarner side. The last stage, on Sunday April 24th starts in Samobor, and finishes after 145 kilometres with the traditional “circles” in the City of Zagreb, namely Saint Mark Square, where the official award ceremony will be held.