RAS Extreme 2018
DOS Extreme 2018
RAS Extreme 2018
DOS Extreme 2018
, founder of DOS-RAS EXTREME
Amazing atmosphere around Slovenia
Every great story has it's humble beginnings
BACK IN TIME
From humble beginnings...
t all started when
decided to visit the American ultracycling race called Race Across America back in 2007. Full of emotions and impressions he came home and started thinking that Slovenia could also host such an extreme endurance race like RAAM. Natural beauty and diversity of Slovenia that surpass any other view in the world have been decisive. DOS-RAS Extreme was born.
rom the start it was considered as one of the toughest ultra endurance event in the world, with more than 1.100 km to ride and more than 13.000 vertical meters to climb. But the prestige of winning such a race combined with natural beauties of Slovenia attracted many of the best ultracycling sportsmen. It became clear that many of the best ultracyclist will come. But Slovenes also had two of the favorites. That said, 1st winner of the DOS RAS Extreme back in 2007 became Jure Robič, well known Slovenian ultra cyclist, who then dominated the ultracycling sphere with three more consecutive editions od DOS-RAS Extreme as well as 5 more RAAM editions. Therefore, many remember him as a best ultra cyclist of all times and dedicate their wins to him.
n shadow of the Slovene, Jure Robic, another legend slowly but persistantly rose. It was the Austrian, Christoph Strasser, who soloed to 2012's edition victory and now also has four victories from RAAM. According to his words, he learnt how to suffer, to persist and finally, how to succeed based on his multiple DOS-RAS Extreme participations.
rom then on, through years, DOS-RAS Extreme is well known for its toughness and regained a position of a worthy preparation test for the famous gruelling RAAM.
n 2016, due to unforseen reasons, race unfortunately didn't take place. However, the 10th anniversary of this race was organized year later, in may 2017, by a fresh organizational committee, all of them cycling enthusiasts. By bringing back race thrills to medium sized town of Postojna, it was clear that the race was a success.
... to creating champions.
Enter our trophy room. Download results from previous editions:
2017 Alojz Poglavc
2015 Erik Rosenstein
2014 Joachim Ladler
2013 Mitja Rok
2012 Christoph Strasser
2011 Marko Baloh
2010 Jure Robic
2009 Jure Robic
2008 Jure Robic
2007 Jure Robic
, 4-time winner of DOS-RAS EXTREME
JURE ROBIC, 1965-2010
''I win because in spite of unbearable pain and fatigue, I do not want to stop.
I win because I do not want to stop in spite of unbearable pain and fatigue.''
Jure Robic closing on Vrsic pass
In tribute of a legend
t was Slovene, Jure Robic, at that time already recognized as one of the best ultra marathon cyclist who with his presence boosted DOS-RAS Extreme recognition in international public. Having already won two edition of the prestigious RAAM, he united not only cycling fans, but also general public during the race. Former professional road and mountain bike cyclist with around 100 victories who also competed for Slovenian national team from 1988 to 1994 was a media magnet for his anecdotal fair play stance and unbreakable will. He was a member of Military Sport Squad of the Slovenian Army, sponsored professionally by Garmin and devoted his second cycling career to ultra marathon racing. He consecutively won first four editions of DOS-RAS Extreme, the very first one with unbelievable average speed of 30,2 km/h. This race also suited his preparation plans for even more grueling Race Across America's 3.000 miles suffer. With 5 solo victories (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010) he still holds the record for most victories in this race.
t was in one of his final preparations for Australian Crocodile Trophy race, when he collided with a car when descending on his mountan bike down a narrow forest road near Plavški Rovt. There were nothing a medical team could do, and so the life of the unbreakable ended prematurely. Many will remember him as the one of the greatest ultracyclist in that period. All in all, his contribution to the sport was big.
5 times Race Across America (RAAM)
4 times DOS-RAS Extreme
2 times Le Tour Direct / Ultime
24 hour record (2004)
1 time Tortour
Jure Robič after his third solo victory in DOS-RAS Extreme
A Look back in the newspapers
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