In Croatia, Teus Ruijter and Wim de Bruin started the 4Islands stage race energetically on behalf of KMC on Tuesday. In this race, each stage starts on a different island on the Adriatic coast. After three of the five stages, Ruijter and guest rider de Bruin took sixth place in the general classification behind the German leaders Simon Stiebjahn and Martin Frey of Singer Racing.
View point of Baska above the church during stage 1 of the 2022 4Islands Mountain Bike stage race on “Island”, Croatia on the 20th
April 2022.The prologue on the island of Krk over thirteen kilometers resulted in a fourteenth place and the first stage an eleventh place. Today a huge step was taken by finishing sixth in the 76 kilometer long stage on the island of Rab. “Today it was a fast and hectic stage and we were evenly matched. From the start we were in the leading group and later in the stage we were able to maintain a good pace together. We are looking forward to the next two stages!’, said Ruijter.
photo: Dunja Dopsay