International Dhi UCI Class 1 Race – Downhill Lošinj

International Dhi UCI Class 1 Race – Downhill Lošinj

Mali Lošinj

From 7 to 10 May 2020 Veli Lošinj will host a downhill cycling race “International Dhi UCI Class 1 Race – Downhill Lošinj“  for the bravest of the brave!

After the last year's spectacle, the extreme world cycling competition "Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj", followed by more than 5,000 visitors and over five million people on numerous media platforms, this year the World Race will take place on 9 and 10 May. Competitors will descend the route commonly used for the World Cup race, which will be adapted this year to a wider range of competitors (seniors, juniors and veterans).

The event is organized by the Lošinj Athletic Club and the Trbovlje Mountain Bike Club and this year again it is expected to attract numerous spectators, media and competitors from all over the world. Last year's World Cup in Lošinj was the bike race of the highest rank ever held in Croatia, which put Lošinj, Kvarner and Croatia on the world's map of mountain biking.

The sponsors are the Town of Mali Lošinj, the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, Lošinj Hotels & Villas, the Kvarner Tourist Board and the official partner of the event is the Croatian National Tourist Board!

The extreme cycling competition or the ‘Downhill’ race emerged from the spring training of Slovenian cyclists. The first MTB downhill race was held in Lošinj in May 2013 in the organization of MTB Trbovlje, and then the Athletic Club Lošinj joined the organizing team. After years of summer holidays on the island of Lošinj and numerous rides on Lošinj trails, the idea came naturally. The rest is history, as they say.

Cheer for these brave cyclists along the bike route that begins on the hill of St. Ivan, and finishes on the coast in Veli Lošinj!