A bicycle race attended by hundreds was held on October 11 in Serbia, with Liberland represented.
Vít Jedlička, the president of Liberland, posted on Facebook, “Liberty racing team is growing bigger every year. This year despite the coronavirus they managed to organise street race in Sombor.” While Vit was there, he livestreamed a portion of the event from his phone.
Aleksandar Imre, one of the coordinators of the race, told Liberland Press the details of the event, “This was the third Liberty Cycling Race, now a traditional race organized in the North-western area of Vojvodina (Bačka). The race is [under normal circumstances] designed as a two day event, the first leg of the Race from Osijek (Croatia) to Batina (border with Serbia) and the second leg from Batina Museum (Serbia) to Sombor. The idea is to encompass the two countries and promote liberty and togetherness. However, this year, due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic, the format of the race was limited to a more local, compact race. What the race lacked in its usual effect on the public and international character, it made up for with a fantastic attendance of Serbian cyclists. As the final race of the Serbian cycling season, the race was attended by the best cyclists who fought very hard for the crucial last points for this year.”
“The idea is to encompass the two countries and promote liberty and togetherness.”
Imre explained to Liberland Press “The Race was organized by Cycling Team Sombor and Liberty Cycling Team, under the sponsorship of Liberland Group Ltd.” and that there were two hundred cyclists who fit into fourteen categories, along with an estimated five hundred spectators. Imre also added that there were several awarding organizations, and that the following were the top performers in the eighty-two kilometer main event:
- First place was Jovan Divnić of Partizan Belgrade.
- Second place was Mihajlo Stolić of S Team Sombor.
- And third place was Marko Stanković, of Youth Cycling Club Belgrade
Imre also provided the following “Photos from the Amazon of Europe event in Apatin on 10th October” to Liberland Press.