Tour of Croatia 2.HC (17/04 - 22/04)



Stage 1 Osijek › Koprivnica (227k)


Stage 2 Karlovac › Zadar (235k)


Stage 3 Trogir › PP Biokovo (Sv. Jure) (134k)


Stage 4 Starigrad › Crikvenica (171k)


Stage 5 Rabac › Poklon (PP Učka) (148k)


Stage 6 Samobor › Zagreb (152k)



Astana Pro Team
Trek - Segafredo (Brambilla)
Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team (Koren)
Team Novo Nordisk
Bardiani - CSF
WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
Gazprom-RusVelo
Aqua Blue Sport
Holowesko -Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources
Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini (Lobato)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Tratnik, Kump)
Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
Israel Cycling Academy
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes
MsTina-Focus
Meridiana Kamen Team
Adria Mobil
Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum

Previous winners
2017 - Vincenzo Nibali
2016 - Matija Kvasina
2015 - Maciej Paterski
2007 - Radoslav Rogina
2001 - Simone Mori
2000 - Martin Derganc
1999 - Gregor Tekavec
1998 - Vladimir Miholjevic
1997 - Andrey Mizourov
1996 - Sandi Papež
 
Zama_Olyas said:
Max Rockatansky said:
Scarponi said:
Is the big mountain from last year that got cancelled due to weather back? They only went halfway last year and it was an absolute beast
Yes, it is. That is Sveti Jure. 30 kilometers of climbing with 1.700m elevation gain.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NlGZkLILHs
It's so impressive to look to the sea from a mountain like this.

Meanwhile we have some names...

Adria Mobil (Brajkovič, Rogina)
Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini (Ponzi, Lobato, Grosu)
Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum (Pogacar, Jerman)
Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team (Sivtsov, Novak, Mohoric)
Astana Pro Team (Minali, Gidich)
WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic (Dehaes, Kirsch)
Team Novo Nordisk (Peron, Planet)
Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij (Weening, Wippert)
MsTina-Focus (Marini, Zurlo)
Meridiana Kamen Team (Rabottini, Rumac)
Israel Cycling Academy (Sbaragli, Enger, Neilands)
Holowesko -Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources (Murphy, Eisenhart)
Gazprom-RusVelo (Trusov, Shalunov)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Kump, Tratnik)
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA (Ferrari, Yssaad)
Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes (Estrada, Cala)
Bardiani - CSF (Guardini, Barbin, Albanese)
Aqua Blue Sport (Blythe, Kreder)
Trek - Segafredo (Nizzolo, Brambilla, Eg)

Ardennes + Trentino made Astana send their last squad. Some good sprinters here, it really reminds me of Turkey before it was WT.
 
Some interesting names to follow.

Domen Novak looks like he could lead Bahrain. He looked very promising in his last season with Adria Mobil, but hasn't really made anything happen with Bahrain so far.

Daniel Savini is the only proper climber in the Bardiani squad. Hopefully he can show why he was the best Italian climber of his junior class.

And obvious Pogacar win is obvious.
 
Max Rockatansky said:
Scarponi said:
Is the big mountain from last year that got cancelled due to weather back? They only went halfway last year and it was an absolute beast
Yes, it is. That is Sveti Jure. 30 kilometers of climbing with 1.700m elevation gain.
It's Učka that was cut last year but also this year they'll finish at the same point.


(Image credit Lasterketa Burua)
 
Re:

Bushman said:
What's that thing? :D
Indeed, after looking at 2017 and 2018 early season, he looks promising. Let's see how he acts versus some second/ tier riders. I don't know him but regarding the whole startlist, he should have a chance if he climbs well.
 

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