The Panamura Adventure Race is not only a race but also an investment in the future and tourism

first_imgU rujnu, točnije, 23.rujna iz Nedelišća ispred Nacionalnog gimnastičkog centra Aton će startati nekoliko stotina biciklista na premijernom izdanju Panamure i zaputit se kroz šume, vinograde, polja i preko cesta do Mađerkinog brega. Radi se o Panamura Adventure Race, odnosno #Panamura je brdsko-biciklistička (MTB) utrka kroz Međimurje podjednako namijenjena za rekreativce i profesionalce.Panamura Adventure Race organizira Međimurski biciklistički klub Mura uz Turističku zajednicu Međimurja. “On over 76 kilometers of trails, we have placed two official refreshment zones, several unofficial ones, a mountain finish, a passing sprint finish along the Mura, but also several demanding and interesting, hitherto unexplored, paths and trails.. From the most famous hill of Međimurje we descend the Mura, and along the sandbanks of this untamed river towards Mursko Središće. From the northernmost Croatian city we run back to Nedelišće through vineyards and forests and come to the cycling festival in Aton and in Mesap. ” ističu organizatori.Panamura is not only a race but also an investment in the future and tourism.For years, Međimurje has been known as the county and location with the most investment in cycling tourism, from the development of hotel accommodation, private and apartment, all the way to tracing and development of trails, roads and bicycle roads. By investing in cycling tourism, Međimurje is placed on the map as an interesting destination for transit tourists to the Adriatic, and at the same time attracts new guests and provides new content. Bike races, cycling marathons, trails and events are just a part of the infrastructure and content that every cyclist is looking for.e-bike race as a special attraction Uz klasičan MTB maraton koji dozvoljava nastup sa MTB biciklima veličine kotača 26″, 28″ ili 29″, Panamura uvodi i novost. Paralelno s biciklistima natjecat će se i e-Bike biciklisti na biciklima tipa “pedalec” koji potpomažu vozaču, naravno u vlastitoj kategoriji. E-Bike tipovi bicikala, kao i turizam orijentiran na takav tip vozila na mala vrata ulazi na turističko tržište europe, ali zasigurno će biti važan faktor u odabiru destinacije budućih cikloturista.From Nedelišće to Štrigova, along the Mura from Sv. Martin to Mursko Središće, through vineyards and forests, the Panamura Marathon invites amateur cyclists, recreational cyclists, professionals to pedal and experience this professionally organized marathon and see for themselves what their limits are. But it is more important than the competition to show the direction of development when we talk about cycling tourism and how tourism can be developed on the continent throughout the year.last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Kentucky will long remember PJ Washington’s Sweet 16 feat

first_imgWhat had been a 39-26 lead early in the second half was entirely gone when Cougars guard Armoni Brooks hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 49-all and Corey Davis’ drive put Houston in front by a pair with 3:38 remaining. Kentucky scored on six of seven possessions from that point, including Herro’s big 3-pointer. Washington’s two free throws iced it.“I love our will to win,” Calipari said. “To be where we are still standing when we had Reid (Travis) out for what, three weeks, we had PJ out for … how we got through last weekend without him, I have no idea. I’ll say it again, if you take the best player off of any team in the NCAA Tournament, they’re not going to be the same. We just happened to survive.”The Wildcats lasted just long enough without Washington for him to hop into the picture and rescue them. It’s not the kind of thing Kentucky will forget. One more win, though, and his heroics will bear a reward that goes beyond public appreciation. His injured foot wasn’t feeling fine enough even to go through a gameday shootaround before the Wildcats faced 3-seed Houston in the Midwest Region semis in Kansas City. When it was time to warm up for the game in the hallways underneath Sprint Center, though, Washington was jogging with the other Wildcats. When the game tipped off, he was on the bench in uniform, waiting to be summoned.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​When it was over, Washington was the star of a harrowing, 62-58, come-from-ahead-and-then-from-behind Wildcats victory. When it was over, Washington had left an indelible mark in a state where they remember the sort of sacrifice he made Friday evening.“We don’t win today if he doesn’t play,” UK coach John Calipari said to TBS’ Jamie Erdahl afterward. “I asked him before the game: ‘You going to be able to go?’ And he said: ‘I’m going.’”A week ago, not long after the pain in his foot first developed, the UK medical team had Washington’s left foot encased in a hard cast. He missed the team’s first-round NCAA game against Abilene Christian, and then a more challenging second-round win over Wofford.He told Erdahl each time she asked that his pain was significant. After he scored 16 points, shot 6 of 8 from the floor and delivered what could be considered a game-saving blocked shot with 36 seconds left and UK ahead by a point, he told her, “Right now, I can’t feel nothing.”Hear from John Calipari & PJ Washington after @KentuckyMBB gets the win over Houston to send them to the #Elite8. 🕺#MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/Gf0r8CiWfB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 2019A year ago, Washington had played on this same stage and performed brilliantly, in every department but one. He played all 40 minutes in that Sweet 16 game against Kansas State. He scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. But he went to the line for 20 free throws and only made eight. UK lost the game by just three points.This time, he was called upon to shoot two free throws with 3:51 left. He made them both to tie the score at 51. He got the ball in the post with 57 seconds left and UK down three. He scored on a jump-hook into his left shoulder, drawing a foul in the process. He missed that chance to tie the game from the line, but responded with that enormous block against Houston star Corey Davis Jr. It was a vicious rejection, but also gentle enough to remain inbounds for Wildcats freshman guard Tyler Herro to retrieve it.Exactly 11 seconds later, Herro bravely nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing and put UK ahead for good.PJ WASHINGTON BLOCKS. TYLER HERRO DROPS.Kentucky up two. pic.twitter.com/7yYtNJr4zQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 2019MORE: Washington engineering Kentucky’s turnaroundAsked why he would play under these circumstances, Washington responded, “I had to. I didn’t want to let my teammates down. We had to win, so I just sucked it up.”Washington admitted he took some medicine for the pain before the game. “It kind of started hurting in the second half, but I have to tough through it,” he told reporters. “Through the end of the game, it was trying to cramp up. I’m definitely going back to get some treatment after this and try to get a good night’s sleep.”A Sporting News All-American primarily for his work in the regular season’s final six weeks, Washington was able to last 26 minutes against the Cougars. That wasn’t far off his per-game average of 29, but he’d gone 35 or more six times since Jan. 26 against Kansas.Make no mistake: The Wildcats needed him, not only to provide stability (point guard Ashton Hagans was limited to 26 minutes because of foul trouble) but also because the team was suffering in the second half from an overabundance of turnovers and dubious shots. There have been, through eight decades of NCAA Tournaments, 134 Kentucky Wildcats who have played in the Final Four, from superstars such as Jack “Goose” Givens in 1978 to walk-ons making ceremonial appearances such as Tod Lanter in 2015.PJ Washington is aching, literally, to be one of them.last_img read more