Istria Granfondo 2014

  • 04Oct
  • ~
  • 05Oct

Umag and Novigrad

Contact

Istra D.M.C. Ltd

Email: bike@coloursofistria.com
Phone: +385 52 719 471
Phone: +385 52 719 419

Tags: Sport, Biking, Umag, Novigrad

Istria Granfondo, a big autumn marathon with start and finish lines in the Istrian coastal towns Umag and Novigrad, is an opportunity for a fun weekend of sports and recreation.

Granfondo has recently become a very popular road bicycle event. It consists in a spontaneous participation of a large number of cyclists, from competitors in top shape, to families and relaxed amateurs.

International marathon Istria Granfondo will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 October 2014, offering a choice of several routes. The Saturday ride, with start and finish lines in Novigrad, is suitable for families with children, while the Sunday program also includes stunts!

Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour begins in Novigrad (riva Porporela) at 10 am on Saturday. This recreational bicycle ride for families with children over 10 and all other lovers of cycling, will take you on a thirty kilometre adventure through Novigrad and its surroundings, by the sea, through olive groves and vineyards.

Apart from unforgettable views, this bicycle ride also offers a multitude of flavours, since gourmet tastings will be organized at refreshment stops along the route. The cyclists will get a chance to enjoy the gourmet delicacies of northwestern Istria based on local Istrian products.

After the family & gourmet & bike introduction in Novigrad, the entire event will move to Umag. The marathon will culminate on Sunday with the repertoire for the bold and physically fit, who will be able to choose between the shorter and the longer route. The first route, Istria Granfondo Small is 84 km long, while Istria Granfondo Classic stretches along as many as 161 kilometres.

What’s interesting is that the largest part of the Istria Granfondo Classic route will coincide with the 14th stage of the famous race Giro d’Italia held in 2004. It also passes through the central parts of the Istrian peninsula, Buzet, Cerovlje and Pazin, to return back to northwestern Istria. Both begin and end in the attractive tourist resort Stella Maris, right next to the Umag’s ATP stadium.

On Sunday, an attractive bicycle stunt competition will be held on the plateau next to the Stella Maris stadium. Crazy riding, twisting and flying on two wheels are a warranty of a great show and loads of fun waiting for the Umag audience.

Istria Granfondo is an opportunity for a bike trip, but also an opportunity to discover northwestern Istria, the gem of the Mediterranean which, over the last several years, made it into the list of routes of globetrotters as an exceptional cycling destination.

Welcome to Umag and Novigrad to the Istria Granfondo!

Date: October 4th-5th 2014
Location: Umag and Novigrad

Meeting point and Start

  • Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - riva Porporela in Novigrad
    10:00 - Istria Granfondo Family&Gourmet Tour 25 km (for families and children over 10)

  • Sunday, October 5th, 2014 - Tennis center Stella Maris in Umag
    09:00 - Istria Granfondo Classic 161 km (2.230m altitude)
    09:00 - Istria Granfondo Small 84 km (1.050m altitude)

Categories for Istria Granfondo Classic

Cadets 19/27 years old
Juniors  28/32 years old
Seniors 33/39 years old
Masters 40/47 years old
Gentleman 48/55 years old
Super Gentleman A/B 56/62 and from 63/70 years old
Women A 19/39 years old
Women B 40/70 years old
Hobby Tourist licensed
Hobby Tourist no licensed

Categories for Istria Granfondo Small

Cadets 19/27 years old
Juniors  28/32 years old
Seniors 33/39 years old
Masters 40/47 years old
Gentleman 48/55 years old
Super Gentleman A/B 56/62 and from 63/70 years old
Women A 19/39 years old
Women B 40/70 years old
Hobby Tourist licensed
Hobby Tourist no licensed

Organisation:

ISTRA D.M.C. Ltd
Jadranska 66
52470 Umag
Croatia
Tel. +385(0) 52 719 250
E-mail: bike@coloursofistria.com
www.istria-granfondo.com

Co-organizers:

  • Tourism Offices of Umag, Novigrad, Buie and Brtonigla
  • Hotel companies Istraturist Umag and Laguna Novigrad
  • Tourist Department of Region of Istria

Partners:




Registration and start fee:

Early registration and start fee - until Sunday, September 28th 2014. at 23:59h - 20 Euro
Registration and start fee - from Monday, September 29th 2014. until Saturday 4th 2014. - 25 Euro
Late registration and start fee - from Saturday 4th 2014. at 12:01 h until Sunday 5th 2014. at 8:15 h - 30 Euro

Registration and start fee - FOR NON-LICENSED RIDERS:
Non-licensed riders (without UCI, UISP or UDACE licence) will be permitted to participate only if registered until Thursday, October 1st 2014 at 23:59h!
For this type of registration please use our standard web-form but with additional data: unique personal ID number or/and number of the personal identification card.
At the moment of registration and assigning a race-number, besides the usual start fee, you'll have to add additional 50,00 kuna (~7 Euro) to cover the expenses of issuing a one-time license and insurance.
Note: Payment of the start fee and of a one-time license is possible only in kunas (HRK).

Registration form:

Please use our standard web-form for registration.

INSTRUCTIONS for the payment order OUTSIDE CROATIA
The payment can be made to the club's bank account.
Beneficiary: ISTRA D.M.C. d.o.o., Jadranska 66, 52470 Umag, Croatia, Tax.nr. 91825575551
Beneficiary’s bank: ZAGREBACKA BANKA d.d., Zagreb
IBAN: HR1623600001102025521
SWIFT CODE: ZABAHR2X
AT PAYMENT PLEASE REFER TO: "1199-2014 (Istria Granfondo entry fee) - your name and surname"

The competitor bears the cost. At the moment of your registration and picking your number/promo-package, please have ready a document confirming your payment for the race.
Note: If case of a single registration without UCI / UDACE/ UISP license, an additional payment of 7 € is required along with the entry fee.
At the moment of your registration and picking your number/promo-package, please have ready a document confirming your payment for the race.

Additional info regarding registration and payment of participation fee:
We would like to inform you that your registration for Istria Granfondo is completed at the moment of online registration on the official web-site of the race www.istria-granfondo.com and payment of full participation fee.

If you registered yourself online and didn't pay participation fee, you're still non-registered. At the moment of picking the number (on Saturday or on Sunday) you'll have to pay participation fee for the late registration, unless you pay the participation fee until September 28th.

For all the foreign participants (outside Croatia) that payed participation fee but only in partial amount (due to banking fee), it will be allowed to pay the difference to the full amount of participation fee at the moment of picking the number on Saturday or Sunday.

Number assignment:

- Saturday, 4th October from 15.00 till 19.00, at the Info point (tennis center Stella Maris) in Umag
- Sunday, 5th October from 6.30 till 8.00 at the Info point (tennis center Stella Maris) in Umag

Entry fee includes:

The signposted course; race number holder; professional timing; mechanical help in the start area; medical assistance; free parking; food stops along the course; pasta party; online results; bike washing at the finish; showers; shuttle service for bikers (broom service)

Timing:

The race is timed by "Adriatic Timing" with a transponder chip. The participants will get one with their start number, including installation on their bikes. The chip will be returned immediatelly after the finish-line, by the official staff..

Prizes:

Prices in objects and gift packages will be distributed among the categories. Medals and cups will be awarded to the best riders, too.
Hotel companies from Umag and Novigrad will grant the best competitors and their partners with an accomodation in its hotels and appartments.
Individual prizes: top 5 in each category
Special prizes: the first three teams with the highest number of registered athletes

Prize giving ceremonies:

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 after the event in Umag at 12:30 p.m. for the marathon Istria Granfondo Small and at 15:00 for the marathon Istria Granfondo Classic.
All winner are asked to be on the podium punctually - if you can not be there, please announce it at the Infopoint.

Courses:

There will be 2 courses:
Istria Granfondo - long course, km 161 (2.230 m altitude)
Istria Granfondo - short course, km 84 (1.050 m altitude)

Long course:

Date Sunday, 5.10.2014
Starting time 09:00
Starting place Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
Arrival Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
Course Umag - Novigrad - Višnjan - Pazin - Cerovlje - Marčenegla - Oprtalj - P.Porton - Grožnjan - S. Maris - Umag
Length 161 km
Differnce of elevation 2.230 m

Short course:

Date Sunday, 5.10.2014
Starting time 09:00
Starting place Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
Arrival Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
Course Umag - Novigrad - Višnjan - P.Porton - Grožnjan - S.Maris - Umag
Length 84 km
Differnce of elevation 1.050 m

General rules:

The event applies the road bike technical rules of the HBS - Croatian Cycling Union, the UCI International Road Bike Regulations and the general regulations of the UCI. The organizer will not be held accountable for civil and legal responsibilities of the competitors towards third parties. The event will take place regardless the weather conditions.
The Organiser keeps right to change any race regulation without prior notice.

Complaints:

According to the book of regulations by placing the deposit of 200 kn (25 Euro). For a complaint for the in-race period deadline is 15 minutes after the finish. For a complaint regarding the results deadline is 15 minutes after results have been posted (published by a President of the Commissaires panel).

Additional information:

a) The paths SMALL and CLASSIC split in Tićan, at the intersection 3 km after Višnjan (35 km). Warning signs will be placed at an adequate distance from the splitting point. The paths merge again in Ponte Porton, at the roundabout.

b) Dangerous trail points - narrow and winding road with weak base, from Beram (52 km) to Pazin (66 km) - sharp downhill twisty road, with weak base in places, from Orihi (88 km) to Medveje (92 km); warning signs will be placed at some point before the said section. - sharp descent with several serpentine parts passing through the village, with weak base in places, through the village of Paladini to Lake Butoniga (96 to 99 km); warning signs will be placed at some point before the said section

c) There will be an official vehicle (yellow light) in the race, 30 minutes behind the leading rider. All the riders riding behind the vehicle will not be provided road protection and ride at their own risk, therefore they are kindly asked to obey traffic regulations.

d) There will be another vehicle 60 minutes behind the leading rider. All the riders lagging behind it will be excluded from the race. Regardless, the direction signs on the trail will remain at their positions for a certain time after the above period.

e) Feed zones and technical zones:
1. Višnjan (33 km)
2. Pazin (66 km)
3. Orihi (88 km)
4. Bijele zemlje (129 km – path Classic / 50 km – path Small)
5. Umag (finish line)

In addition, lunch will be provided at the finish line for all participants, only upon presentation of the coupon received at registration (when picking up race numbers).

 

Istria Granfondo Classic - long course

Details:

  • Starting place: Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
  • Arrival: Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
  • Course: Umag - Novigrad - Višnjan - Pazin - Cerovlje - Marčenegla - Oprtalj - P.Porton - Grožnjan - S. Maris - Umag
  • Length: 161 km
  • Differnce of elevation: 2.230 m

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Istria Granfondo Small - short course

Details:

  • Starting place: Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
  • Arrival: Umag (tennis center Stella Maris)
  • Course: Umag - Novigrad - Višnjan - P-Porton - Grožnjan - S.Maris - Umag
  • Length: 84 km
  • Differnce of elevation: 800 m

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Download course map & altitude:   Download (5 MB; PDF)


Istria Granfondo Family&Gourmet Tour - Details:

  • Starting place: Novigrad (Riva Porporela)
  • Arrival: Novigrad (Riva Porporela)
  • Course: Novigrad - Mareda - Fermići - Karigador - Radini - Fiorini - Bužinija - Paolija - Novigrad
  • Length: 25 km
  • Differnce of elevation: 215 m

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