Title:GHD Lučine
Tracklength:3950 metres
Elevation change:200 metres (5%)
Altitude finishline:625 metres
GPS coordinates:46° 4′ 39.3594″ – 14° 10′ 2.2794″
Fastest Time:5:51,407 (3 runs)
Average Speed:121,40 km/h

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GHD Lucine – List of Winners
18-19/08/2007Patrik ZajelsnikOsella PA20/SResults
16-17/08/2008Patrik ZajelsnikG-Force MugenResults
08-09/08/2009Vladimir StankovicReynard 1KL6:32,10Results
14-15/08/2010Vladimir StankovicReynard 1KL6:39,91Results
13-14/08/2011Milan SvobodaLola T96/506:23,02Results
11-12/08/2012Denny ZardoLola B99/50 Zytek6:15,42Results
10-11/08/2013Federico LiberGloria C8F4:14,55Results
09-10/08/2014Tiziano RivaReynard 92D6:21,44Results
08-09/08/2015Federico LiberGloria C8F EVO6:13,34Results
13-14/08/2016Vaclav JanikNorma M20 FC6:05,83Results
12-13/08/2017Federico LiberGloria C8P EVO6:05,52Results
11-12/08/2018Federico LiberGloria C8P EVO6:00,469Results
10-11/08/2019Sébastien PetitNorma M20 FC5:51,407Results

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Lučine is a tiny hamlet in the middle of Slovenia. It lies in a pre-alpine landscape that can rise to 1000m high peaks. Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe (after Finland and Sweden) and indeed the area around Lučine is full of trees. Just east of Lučine is a protected nature zone called the Polograjsko Hills. Getting past that you will arrive on to the Ljubljana Basin. This large relatively flat area in the middle of Slovenia is where most of the nation’s citizens live. The capital Ljubljana is located in the middle of the plain. Less than 30 kilometres seperate the lightly populated green hills around Lučine with the metropolitan area that is the heart of Slovenia.
Slovenia is on the borders of three tectonic zones, those of the Alps, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Basin. That makes the country sensitive to earthquakes. The last major earthquake to strike Ljubljana was in 1895. Many of the old buildings in the city were destroyed and had to be rebuild. One of the monuments that did survive was the 15th century Ljubljana Castle. Build on a hill it still dominates the city. Two beautiful barock churches capture you attention in the city centre. They are the Cathedral and the bright red Church of the Annunciation. They are seperated by the Ljubljanica River and the Triple Bridge that covers it. A little further to the east is the Tivoli city park, around which are located some of the finest museums of Slovenia. The small nation only became independent in 1991 but has a cultural history dating back to the Roman times. And long before that there is archeological evidence of prehistoric settlements in the area around Ljubljana.

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