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September 2, 2013

The sixth traditional cycling event Giro di Sarajevo gathered more than 2,000 cyclists

The participants of the sixth cycling Giro di Sarajevo have promoted using bicycles as an alternative means of transport and celebrated the International Car-Free Day. They have emphasized health benefits of physical activity as well as the need for the construction of bicycle lanes in the city.

Giro di SarajevoCollaboration between the Association 'Giro di Sarajevo', the Sarajevo City Administration and Coca-Cola HBC B-H Sarajevo on the organisation of this event - which turned out to be the biggest cycling event in Bosnia and Herzegovina – represents successful partnership for promotion of active and healthy lifestyle.

More than 1,500 participants started gathering and registering for the cycling at around 3 pm in Dobrinja suburb of Sarajevo on Sunday 1 September. The cycling started at 5 pm, proceeding through Sarajevo’s main street towards the City Hall, and then towards its final destination, the Wilson’s Lane.

“We are delighted to partner on the event that have gathered such a great number of participants, who have promoted the use of bicycle as an economic mean of transport and a healthy way to live. We are very pleased with the fact that the number of the participants is bigger every year, as well as the fact that 18 of our employees took part in the sixth Giro di Sarajevo event,“ said Alma Šahbaz, Communications and Community Relations Manager at Coca-Cola HBC B-H Sarajevo.

The 16 kilometre route was closed for cars and secured by the officers of the Sarajevo Canton traffic police.

Branka Turkić, the spokeswoman for the Giro di Sarajevo Association said, “Everything went great, without a single incident. We had 1,500 people registered, but lots of people joined later. This means that we have equalled the last year’s result, and managed to gather more than 2,000 participants. We also had a great time at the party that was organized at the end, where we had a DJ and where the luckiest of our participants received some really valuable gifts. “

The citizens of Sarajevo, as well as the media, gave a lot of attention to this year's Giro di Sarajevo.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.girodisarajevo.ba
Or take a look at the documentary video report by Damir Begović: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayM3crdUf0A

Contact:

Alma Šahbaz
Public Affairs & Communications Department

Tel: ++ 387 33 284 160
Fax: ++ 387 33 284 111
Email: alma.sahbaz@cchellenic.com