The international cycling race CRO Race brings teams from the categories World Tour, Pro Continental and Continental to Croatia. In six stages, the racing cycling elite crosses the colorful country on the Adriatic coast for over a thousand kilometers. In previous editions of the race, the biggest cycling stars such as Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali, Giacomo Nizzolo, Adam Yates, Matej Mohorič and others participated. In the last edition, six out of twenty WorldTeam teams participated in the CRO Race. The race is included in the international race calendar of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The start and finish locations are spread all over Croatia. Among them are famous cities and towns, as well as national parks and nature parks. Every year, the fifth stage passes through the most beautiful parts of Istria and Kvarner Bay. Due to its difficulty level, this is also the worthy "king stage". Worldwide, this sporting highlight is broadcast in 190 countries and allows Opatija, Viškovo, Pazin, Rijeka, Rabac and Labin to be shown from their most beautiful side.
The 8th edition of the CRO race will take place from September 26 to October 1, 2023. The details of the stages, distances and teams will be published soon.