Konzum as the main sponsor of cycling race "The Tour of Croatia 2007"
Sep 11, 2007
The six-day cycling race "The Tour of Croatia 2007 from Konzum to Konzum" starts today in Vinkovci. The race is organised after a five-year break by the Tour of Croatia Puris Kamen Cycling Club in cooperation with Croatian Cycling Alliance and Konzum as the main sponsor.
The six-day stage race (category 2.2. according to UCI) will take place from September 11 to September 16 2007 and will pass through many counties in Croatia. The start and finish of each stage in the race will be in front of one of some six hundred Konzum retail shops. The race comprises a prologue in Vinkovci and five stages beginning in Ilok, in the east, and finishing in Pazin, in the west part of Croatia. Twenty teams from all over Europe will participate in the race with riders from all over the world. Each team will participate with six riders and two attendants/followers, which will amount to a total of 120 riders and 40 riders as attendants, in addition to race organisers. Besides the foreign teams, there will be three Croatian teams – Rijeka, Loborika and Puris – Kamen as well as the Croatian national team. "As the main sponsor of the international cycling raceThe Tour of Croatia 2006 from Konzum to Konzum it is our wish to make cycling more popular by motivating people of all generations in the counties and towns of the Republic of Croatia to get actively involved in sports activities as part of their daily routine. In the vicinity of our retail shops, before and after every race stage, Konzum will organise a number of supporting activities and events related to cycling and sports in general", said Mr Josip Zaher, President of the Konzum Management Board.