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(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

Saturday’s 40km stage on the island of Lošinj ended the seventh edition of the 4Islands MTB Stage Race

After two days spent on the island of Krk, one day in Rab and Cres, the teams hosted the grand finale of the race in Lošinj.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

The last section, in addition to endurance, also demanded technical performance, and in some parts of the track even the best had to push their bikes.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

The 40 kilometer long track also had 900 meters of elevation gain, which was demanding for competitors who have been riding since Monday.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Ivan Sardi)

Wilier Pirelli 2 – Wout Alleman and Gioele De Cosmo were the first to reach the finish line in Mali Lošinj with a time of 1:37:32.

The winners of the 4Islands MTB Stage Race were Singer Racing Team of Martin Frey and Simon Stiebjahn who completed all four stages in a time of 10:29:10.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

Second place went to the Buff Megamo team – Hugo Drechou and Peeter Pruus in a time of 8:59. Wilier Pirelli’s Daniel Geismayr and Fabian Rabensteiner finished third in 11:03.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

In the women’s category, the big winners were Lejla Tanović and Stefanie Dohrn from the Allebike Canyon Northwave team with a time of 13:13:54.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

At 18.39 seconds, Costanza Fasolis and Claudia Perett of the Olympia – RDR Italia team were in second place, while in third place was the MTB Pro Merchandising Racing team of Greete Steinburg and Janina Wust, at 25 :47.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

In the mixed category, the winners of the fourth stage, but also the overall winners were the Buff megamo 2 team of Hans Becking and Naima Madlen Diesner with an overall time of 13:14:19.

In the Masters category, the Mondraker Blue Force team of Tomi Misser and David Ruano Rimbau won the general classification with a time of 11:56:12, while the second place in the general classification went to the Croatian team BK Campetto – Island Krk composed of Marin Deković and Mario Šubr who were 30:59 minutes behind the winners.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

Peter Vesel and Loris Tomat, Team Kiendl Sport took the overall victory in the Grand Masters category with a time of 12:47:02 hours.

This year’s race differs from previous ones in that the Ironman Group purchased the race from Kvarner and introduced the “4Islands MTB Race” as part of their Epic Series along with the other 7 races.

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Dunja Dopsaj)

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo: Samir Ceric Kovacevic)

Successful 4Islands MTB stage race ends in Lošinj

(Photo by Marija Piroshki/4islands)

Thanks to the initiative of the hosts and their pleasant reception, the hard work of the organizing team and the great cooperation with the partners, the synergy of sports and off-season tourism is achieved in Croatia, which is at its peak, and returning contestants have recognized him for several years.

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