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Istrian Spring Trophy

Istrian Spring Trophy
Race details
Local name(s)Istarsko proljeće (in Croatian)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
First edition1961 (1961)
Editions63 (as of 2024)
First winner Nevio Valčić (YUG)
Most wins Janez Zakotnik (YUG) (4 wins)
Most recent Noa Isidore (FRA)

Istrian Spring Trophy (Croatian: Istarsko proljeće) is a stage road bicycle race held annually in the Croatian part of the Istria peninsula. The race was first organized in 1961 as a small competition reserved to local cyclists. In 2000, it was opened to professional riders; since 2005, it is rated as a 2.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Before 2006, the race was called "Jadranska magistrala".

The 2012 edition of the race featured a prologue and three stages totaling 487 kilometres (303 mi), and was contested by more than 200 cyclists from 35 teams.[1]


Year Country Rider Team
1961  Yugoslavia Nevio Valčić Pula
1962  Yugoslavia Nevio Valčić Pula
1963  Yugoslavia Lino Sebelić Pula
1964  Yugoslavia Jože Šantavec Odred Ljubljana
1965  Yugoslavia Franc Škerlj Rog Ljubljana
1966  Yugoslavia Franc Škerlj Rog Ljubljana
1967  Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1968  Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1969  Yugoslavia Milivoj Pocrnja Siporex Pula
1970  Yugoslavia Cvitko Bilić Siporex Pula
1971  Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1972  Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1973  Yugoslavia Ivan Kastelic Rog Ljubljana
1974  Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1975  Yugoslavia Branko Bedeković ZMC Zagreb
1976  Yugoslavia Bojan Ropret Sava Kranj
1977  Yugoslavia Janez Zakotnik Rog Ljubljana
1978  Yugoslavia Drago Frelih Sava Kranj
1979  Yugoslavia Bojan Ropret Sava Kranj
1980  Yugoslavia Vinko Polončič Rog Ljubljana
1981  Yugoslavia Bruno Bulić Siporex Pula
1982  Czechoslovakia Milan Petroš Bohumin ČSSR
1983  Yugoslavia Petar Stojanović Čukarički Beograd
1984  Yugoslavia Primož Čerin Rog Ljubljana
1985  Yugoslavia Andrej Žaubi Rog Ljubljana
1986  Yugoslavia Željko Pavlić ZMC Zagreb
1987  Yugoslavia Marko Polanc Sava Kranj
1988  Yugoslavia Robert Pintarič Rog Ljubljana
1989  Yugoslavia Gorazd Penko Rog Ljubljana
1990  Yugoslavia Marko Polanc Sava Kranj
1991  Yugoslavia Aleš Pagon Sava Kranj
1992  Slovenia Jure Robič Astra Ljubljana
1993  Estonia Andres Lauk Szolniki C.
1994  Slovenia Sandi Papež Krka Novo Mesto
1995  Bulgaria Stanimir Odrinski Celje
1996  Italy Luca Manfredini Caneva Italia
1997  Slovenia Andrej Hauptman Rog Ljubljana
1998  Austria Mathias Buxhofer ARBÖ Tel-Team
1999  Austria Arno Kaspert ARBÖ Elk haus
2000  Croatia Vladimir Miholjević KRKA–Telekom Slovenije
2001  Slovenia Andrej Hauptman Tacconi Sport–Vini Caldirola
2002  Slovenia Jure Golčer Perutnina Ptuj–KRKA Telekom
2003  Netherlands Pieter Weening Rabobank TT3
2004  Slovenia Jure Zrimšek Perutnina Ptuj–KRKA Telekom
2005  Slovenia Borut Božič Perutnina Ptuj
2006  Slovenia Borut Božič Perutnina Ptuj
2007  Norway Edvald Boasson Hagen Maxbo–Bianchi
2008  Italy Eddy Ratti Nippo–Endeka
2009  Slovenia Mitja Mahorič Radenska KD Financial Point
2010  Slovenia Robert Vrečer Perutnina Ptuj
2011[2]  Slovenia Robert Vrečer Perutnina Ptuj
2012  Austria Markus Eibegger RC Arbö–Wels–Gourmetfein
2013  Slovenia Matej Mugerli Adria Mobil
2014  Denmark Magnus Cort Cult Energy–Vital Water
2015  Austria Markus Eibegger Synergy Baku
2016  Belgium Olivier Pardini Wallonie-Bruxelles–Group Protect
2017  Slovenia Matej Mugerli Amplatz–BMC
2018  Norway Krister Hagen Team Coop
2019[3]  Austria Felix Gall Development Team Sunweb
2020 No race due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021[4]  New Zealand Finn Fisher-Black Jumbo–Visma Development Team
2022[5]  United States Matthew Riccitello Hagens Berman Axeon
2023  Netherlands Tijmen Graat Jumbo–Visma Development Team
2024  France Noa Isidore Decathlon–AG2R La Mondiale Development Team


  1. ^ "Austrijancu Istarsko proljeće". (in Croatian). 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Istarsko proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy 2011: Stage 3 Results". 20 March 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Felix Gall vyhrál Istrian Spring Trophy". (in Czech). Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Victory for Kiwi cyclist Finn Fisher-Black in Istrian Spring Trophy". Stuff. 15 March 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Istarsko Proljeće – Istrian Spring Trophy". UCI. Retrieved 28 September 2022.


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