2006 Kovjanic Custom - My road bike build and ride stories

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sakic
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čestitka

That is the real Bosnia spirit. :thumbup: The bike does not matter in this sport.

please let us know more as you go.

@ajmit3, there are some of us riding in Australia :wink:

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cybernck
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And here's another very overdue update!


25/Jun/2011 Just a couple of days after winning Bosnian National Time Trial Championship
(on my Scott Plasma TT bike), we've had Republic of Srpska National Championship Road Race.

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I won in the Senior category and became the most successful rider in the Championship,
since they began, nearly 20 years ago :).

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16/Jul/2011 - 87 km race for a National League, held in Sanski Most - I went in a solo break
just a few km's into the race and came to a solo finish, nearly 12 minutes ahead of the main bunch!

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It was definitely one of my favourite victories of all time - and it shows :).

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Full size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/kovjanic?page=10

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Congratulations! :beerchug:

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by majklnajt

This is inspirational stuff! It also shows that its not about the bike. Its about who rides a bike!

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cybernck
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17/Jul/2011 - The third and final National Championship Event - Road Race this time,
held in Bihac. A demanding 90 km long mountainous course.

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I won in the Elite category, making it three out of three this season!

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I also received a special honour as the National Road Race Champion, at the Bosnian
Cycling Federation Ceremony, held on 6/Dec/2011 in Banja Luka.

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Nikica Atlagic, BSK Banja Luka - triple National Championship title in 2011.

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Though I had given numerous radio and TV interviews due to my achievements,
being nominated for the best athlete of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Republic
of Srpska was something special. Here I am together with other 9 top athletes
of Republikc of Srpska, by the choice of national newspaper Glas Srpske.

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21/Dec/2011 - I'm being awarded with a trophy for 7th place by Olympic gold
medalist from 1984 Olympics - Zlatan Arnautovic (volleyball goalkeeper).
It was an honour and a moment of great joy.

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The ceremony was aired live on national television, with me pointing my
finger at the trophy, hahah.


Full size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/kovjanic?page=11


Also, here's a video clip from the ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWn_0HAEF_c

(sorry, I couldn't be bothered to subtitle the whole thing)

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cybernck
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At long last - we're in 2012 with the story


On 3/Jan/2012, I was a guest at a ceremony organised by the President of Republic
of Srpska for the best athletes and students. And a while later, on 12/Jun/2012,
a similar ceremony was organised by the Banja Luka City Major as well.

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Following my achievements in 2011, I was hoping to get sponsored by the city or
at least the cycling club I race for, but all I got was some sort of knee injury
that had prevented me from riding until well into the season :-(.

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Still, even without any winter preparations and not being in the racing form,
I managed to score 2nd place in Elite category at Bosnia & Herzegovina National
Road Race Championship on 24/Jun/2012 in Cazin. And I only lost out by a bike length.

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The season of 2012 continued...

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with scoring silver medal on National Time Trial Championship and then travelling a bit...

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...climbing various mountains...

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...as well as podiums :).

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And finally - I managed to fulfill the goal I set out for 2012 - winning the National Cycling League in Elite category.


Full size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/kovjanic?page=11

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THE FINAL CHAPTER


The year of 2013 started very nicely, with winter preparation camp in Igalo, Montenegro for the best cyclists
of Republic of Srpska. We've had a pleasure to train together with Serbian senior national team, as well as
junior team later on.

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The weather was wet at times, but there was also some fabulous weather to be enjoyed:

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A club ride early in March, back at home. Unfortunately one of my last rides on Kovjanic Custom bike:

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The reason for that is a new bike build, that you can follow here: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1


17th June of 2013 - the very last update - Kovjanic meets its (or should I say - his) new owner.
A club mate Robert is going to enjoy it and cherish it from now on. Photo taken at the same spot
where the bike had originally been built and photographed, 7 years ago.

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So, there you go - 11 years since the project had started, I can say that it was an amazing
and emotional journey but it was time to move on to another project :).


Full size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/kovjanic?page=11


THE END

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