18 April 2015    Tanja   Urban   Croatia  

You all know who Tanja Žakelj is, however Urban Ferenčak is new member on our team. He is now Tanja’s technical coach and will be with her on all the big events, helping her find the best lines, improving on technique and making sure she has everything she needs for racing. Urban will also join our team of mechanics and make sure bikes are in tip-top condition.

4 Islands is a new MTB stage race, organized for the first time ever. The race started on island Krk and then went to three other islands – Rab, Cres and Lošinj, where we finished the race today. Tanja & Urban finished this interesting race as overall winners in their category, but most of all it’s important that Tanja got the right training!

This is what our riders said after the race:
Tanje Žakelj: “4 Islands race looked interesting due to the unique venue, but at the same time it was just the right timing in my training program and a great opportunity to get closer with Urban. He will be with me for the whole season and is now important part of the team. Race was very hard in terms of logistics, but everything was fine and organizers did a very good job. Stages were hard, that was expected due to the terrain – it was hard for both riders and bikes. The result is not the most important thing, but we won and that is great. We had lots of fun, it’s always great to race by the sea.”

Urban Ferenčak: “I’m also very happy with the race and the fact that Tanja choose me for her race partner. At the same time the race was also very good for my fitness… The truth is – it’s great to be on the sea for four days!”

Official web site – Adria Bike Group / 4 Islands MTB Stage race
Full gallery on our Facebook site

Photos by Grega Stopar