5th Stage of the professional cycling race
The 8th edition of CRO race will be held from September 26th to October 1st, 2023.
The International cycling race CRO Race brings together world cyclists and teams from the World Tour, Pro Continental, and Continental competition categories who compete in six stages and ride over a thousand kilometers throughout Croatia. At previous editions of the race, the greatest cycling stars, such as Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali, Giacomo Nizzolo, Adam Yates, Matej Mohorič, and others, have taken part, and in the last edition, six WorldTeam teams out of a total of twenty teams participated in the CRO Race. The race is included in the international calendar of races of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The race has start and finish locations in cities throughout Croatia or famous locations such as national parks and nature parks. The fifth stage is held each year through the beautiful locations of Istria and Kvarner, and because of its difficulty, it has earned the nickname "the royal stage". This allows for this sports spectacle to be followed worldwide each year, shown in 190 countries, passing through places like Opatija, Viškovo, Pazin, Rijeka, Rabac, and Labin.
The exact details of the stages, distances, and teams will be published soon.