Founder of CRO Race
I have been competing in cycling for 27 years. I started when I was less than 13 and ended my career at 39. During that period, I won national championships in all categories and all disciplines in Croatia.
I participated at ten Giro di Italia, two Vuelte Espagna and one Tour de France cycling competitions. For five years in a row, I was a member of the World Tour team and competed in more than 1,000 professional races. I was named the best cyclist in Croatia for ten years in a row by the Croatian Cycling Federation.
I now own the company Top Sport Events d.o.o., which has been organizing the international professional stage race CRO Race since 2015, showing the most beautiful shots of Croatia in more than 190 countries through an international television broadcasting system. In parallel, we are working on several projects through which we promote Croatia to an audience totalling millions.
Presentation title: Professional cycling team’s training camps – synergy with destination
There are a few criteria that professional cycling teams are using in the process of choosing where they would bring their athletes to the training camps. Besides the quality of accommodation, food, climatic conditions, destination’s infrastructure one of the important criteria is the quality of the medical service for the case of injury, needs for rehabilitation, or for the purpose of regular medical checks needed to obtain a license for competition.
Understanding the needs of the athletes, their teams, and the national federations are the basis in the creation of the touristic product for the very sensitive market – Training camp package.