Mitas 4 Islands

The second week of April belonged to the Mitas 4 Islands stage race in Croatia. Several Mitas teams in the starting field were among the candidates for the podium in all categories. The most promising was Team Mitas CZE 1 consisting of Filip Adel and Jan Skarnitzl.They confirmed their big hopes and expectations already in the opening prologue and it was clear they would be the candidates for the overall victory. Also other riders on Mitas tires did well in the prologue. Michal Kanera and Barbora Prudkova from the Ghost team won the Mix category and Laura Turpijn (Team Kona LTD) finished second in the women category. 

The following stages meandered around the islands of Krk, Rab, Cres, and Losinj. Competitors enjoyed unique starts from ferry boats and fought with demanding sections resembling the moon surface. Mitas riders were present on the podium at each stage. The final stage took riders on 40km route around the town of Mali Losinj.
Men's category was thrilling to the very last minute and Team Mitas CZE 1 riders despite of complicated mechanical issue managed to secure the overall victory in Mitas 4 Island 2019. In the women category, Laura Turpijn from KONA LTD team finished 3rd and duo Michal Kaněra and Barbora Průdková in second place in the Mix category.