CROULTRA – the 24-hour cycling ultramarathon took place for the first time in the Republic of Croatia, which took place in the Brod-Posavina County, in the Municipality of Oriovac.
It was driven from Oriovac to Kobaš, then to Lužane, Malino and Kujnik on a track with a total length of 21 kilometers, and 50 riders from 7 countries took part in this sports event (CH- Mladen Milić, native of Oriovac, who now lives in Switzerland, AT one representative, UK – Chris Hopkinson, GER – one representative, SLO – the most famous representative Stanislav Verstovšek, HR – Pamela Holjevac, and BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Nermin Palić.
Our cycling association Abacus from Oriovac was founded in 2022 in the composition of Dami Zupi, president, Tomislav Obradović and Matija Nedaća, members, with one goal, which is to promote cycling, and we successfully organized the first CroUltra for 24 hours. This kind of event has not yet taken place in Croatia, however, this honor was given to the Municipality of Oriovac, which was our main partner led by the Municipal Mayor Antun Pavetić.
There was a 24-hour CROULTRA24 solo and pairs race, as well as 6- and 12-hour races that scored points for the European Championship.
The first in 24 hours was the Slovenian Stanislav Verstovšek, who drives for the KD Izvir Vipava team, who finished the race with 903 kilometers and an average of 37.03 km/h.
Behind Verstovšek in 2nd place was Chris Hopkinson from England who drives for team Hoppo, who finished the race with 819 kilometers. while the 3rd place went to Slovenian Jernej Zorac, who drives for team Izzy, who finished the race with 819 kilometers
In the 24-hour women’s category, Karla Čović from Varaždin won, who had 20 laps and covered 418 km. The married couple Renata and Damir Pučar from Jaska celebrated in the 24-hour pairs, who drove a combined 29 laps and covered 606 km.
In the 12-hour CROULTRA category, 1st place and the title of European Champion was won by the Slovenian David Rihtarić, who drives for team Riki and who finished the race with 441 kilometers and an average of 35.5 km/h, the second was Vedran Planinšek from Velika Gorica and who finished the race with 399 kilometers, and the third was Grega Kološ, who drives for the Dos Slovenia team and who finished the race with 315 kilometers.
In the CROULTRA category at 6:00 a.m., 1st place and the title of European Champion was won by Nejc Pogačnik, who drives for the VirtuSlo 4Endurance team and who finished the race with 252 kilometers and an average of 39.63 km/h, the second was Jadran Domančić, who drove for the team Jadran coaching and who finished the race with 252 kilometers, and the third was Nermin Palić who drives for team BK Mostar and who finished the race with 231 kilometers.
In the women’s category for 06 hours and the title of European champion, Pamela Holjevac team Mazatori won 08 laps and accumulated 168 km. Behind Pamela Holjevac in 2nd place was Vesna Zupanić team VirtuSlo 4Endurance who finished the race with 147 kilometers.
The oldest participant was Antun Brekalo from Brod, who is 70 years old. He managed to drive CROULTRA24 and in 24 hours he collected 29 laps, that is 609 kilometers.
See you in Oriovac, Croatia on June 7th 2024!
HRVATSKA VERZIJA (SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH)
CroUltra je ultra-maratonska biciklistička vožnja na kojoj se vozi unaprijed zacrtanom rutom u Oriovcu, u blizini Slavonskog Broda.
CroUltra je prvi 24-satni cestovni biciklistički maraton u Hrvatskoj. Pogodan je za sve koji žele testirati svoju izdržljivost i provjeriti koliko kilometara mogu prijeći u 24 sata. Istovremeno se održava i 6. te 12. satni maraton.
Start 24-satne utrke bit će 7. lipnja 2024. u 18:00 sati u malom mjestu smještenom na istoku Hrvatske, u blizini grada Slavonski Brod, točnije u mjestu Oriovac. CroUltra će se održati na ravnoj stazi dugoj 20 km kroz područje općine Oriovac. Pobjednik će biti onaj koji prijeđe najviše kilometara u 6., 12. odnosno 24 sata.
“Lijepa prilika da se okušate u izdržljivoj vožnji bicikla”
Organizacijski odbor CroUltra
CroUltra će se organizirati za solo natjecatelje, za 2-članske i za 4-članske ekipe (ženske, muške i mješovite). Pogodan je za čiste početnike u biciklizmu izdržljivosti ili biciklizmu općenito, jer nije potreban prateći tim. Na startno-ciljnom prostoru bit će osigurana hrana i piće za natjecatelje tijekom cijele utrke. Nije važno koliko ćete puta stati, ali preporučujemo brza zaustavljanja jer sat ne staje.
Na startu se očekuje dosta najboljih domačih i stranih ultra biciklista. Broj natjecatelja bit će ograničen na 200, vrijeme prijave će se uzimati u obzir.
Dobrodošli u srce Slavonije, mi ćemo se pobrinuti da vam CroUltra ostane u lijepom sjećanju zbog prekrasnih cesta i gostoljubivih ljudi.
CroUltra is an ultra-marathon bike ride on a predetermined route in Oriovac, near Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
CroUltra is the first 24-hour road cycling marathon in Croatia. It is suitable for anyone who wants to test their endurance and check how many kilometers they can cover in 24 hours. At the same time, the 6th and 12th hour marathons are held.
The start of the 24-hour race will be on June 7th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in a small town located in the east of Croatia, near the town of Slavonski Brod, more precisely in the town of Oriovac. CroUltra will be held on a 20 km long flat track through the Oriovac municipality. The winner will be the one who covers the most kilometers in 6, 12 or 24 hours.
“Nice opportunity to try endurance cycling”
Organizational CroUltra committee
CroUltra will be organized for solo competitors, for 2-member and for 4-member teams (female, male and mixed). It is suitable for pure beginners in endurance cycling or cycling in general, as no support team is required. At the start-finish area, food and drinks will be provided for the competitors throughout the race. It doesn’t matter how many times you stop, but we recommend quick stops because the clock doesn’t stop.
Many of the best domestic and foreign ultra cyclists are expected at the start. The number of competitors will be limited to 200, the registration time will be taken into account.
Welcome to the heart of Slavonia, we will make sure that CroUltra remains a fond memory for you because of the beautiful roads and hospitable people.
Municipality of Oriovac