How many years have you been taking part in the Istria Granfondo, and are you planning to come this year as well?
I have taken part in the Granfondo for the past three years, and I’m definitely coming again this year.
What is it like to ride the Istria Granfondo?
Riding the Granfondo is a great experience – a combination of sport, wonderful nature and excellent organisation. Everything is ready, you just ride and enjoy yourself.
What can you say about the Istria Granfondo in terms of organisation (taking into account other Granfondo races or similar races you have taken part in)?
Istria Granfondo is the best organised marathon I have ridden in Croatia, and better than many cycling events in Slovenia and abroad. Cyclists are taken excellent care of before, during and after the marathon. I must also mention the events after the marathon because of the excellent selection of food and drink and the relaxing atmosphere. The space for awards and events is also comfortable. The marathon course is very pretty and interesting, it is very safe and marked, but it is also challenging enough to test your endurance. The other Granfondo races in Croatia were nice, and they have a lot of potential for further development. The race in Zagreb has a nice course but there is no post-race programme, Nevio Valčić was well-organised but the course is a bit dangerous, especially the last 3 kilometres with the hairpin turns and descent into Medulin.
Please say a few words inviting your fellow cyclists who haven’t yet taken part in the Istria Granfondo to come and join the race.
I invite all cyclists to the Istria Granfondo, where they can enjoy a great cycling experience – a beautiful marathon through Istria. This event is an opportunity for a great end to the cycling season and a chance to relax and enjoy the great side programme with your fellow cyclists.