TOUR OF CROATIA – April 19, 2017, SECOND STAGE

Photo credit: KL Photo

After finishing the Stage 1, the teams moved to Trogir for the start of the second stage of the Tour of Croatia. Due to bad weather conditions, the organizers had to shorten the previously planned finish at Sveti Jure, Croatia’s second highest peak at 1762 metres. Instead of the originally planned spectacular climb, the race finished at Vrata Biokova, at an altitude of 860 metres. Also, the start was delayed by 45 minutes, so the race actually started at 14:25. This minor dificulties didn’t affect Kristijan Đurasek (UAE Team Emirates) who, according to Cyclingnews, claimed the second stage of the Tour of Croatia, arriving at the line on the slopes of the Biokovo finishing climb ahead of Caja Rural’s Jaime Roson and Bahrain Merida’s Vincenzo Nibali.

Congratulations to Kristijan and best of luck to him and all the other riders through the following stages!

You can read more about Kristijan’s victory at the following link:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-croatia-2017/stage-2/results/