Reckless finale sparks swarm of criticism at CRO Race

It is not the first year that the CRO Race comes under fire over lack of safety in it's finales, however the 2022 edition proved to be a dangerous one for the riders with criticism very present from within the sport's fanbase.

In previous years the race had already featured very technical sprints and the dangerous finale in Zagreb that has concluded the event. This year the same situation followed, with even UCI rules being ignored, putting the riders in extremely dangerous situations - that luckily did not see consequences.

Many voices - including that of former rider and team manager Johan Bruyneel - have spoken up towards the race organizers and the UCI for failing to implement it's safety measures. The finale of the sixth stage into Zagreb featured a short climb towards the end that was filled with unsecured road furniture.

The shared clip, in the space of a single minute shows unprotected sharp corners, exposed tram lines, several instances of unprotected street furniture and even pedestrians on the course that the riders have taken. The shocking amount of dangerous features in such a short period of time has caused havoc amongst those spectating the race on screen.

Matej Mohoric won the race's overall classification taking advantage of the bonifications available in the final stage. Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard returned to competition to show decent form, whilst battling with Team DSM's Development rider Oscar Onley over the race's two summit finishes.

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