Jaroslav has returned from already his third and final training camp as a part of preparation for this special season. After two two-week training camps on Mallorca, this time Jaro and his coach Viktor Zapletal took advantage of a week of warm weather and hilly profile of Gran Canaria island.
“It’s a bonus, I usually do only two training camps before season. But this year, because of the Olympics, I want to be 100% sure that I do the best possible preparation,” explains Jaroslav the inclusion of short and intensive training block.
“For the first time since October, I took the mountain bike again. I got my new S-Works Epic World Cup 2016 right before departure, so I had a time to find my position on the bike again before I will take it to the Cyprus for first races. I tried to get back into the higher intensities in the training, to not to be so shocked in first races, but I still trained an endurance and strenght for most of the time. Season is going to be long, with two peaks and it will be important to have a good basis. I should be in good shape in the end of April and the next monts,” says Jaroslav.
The traditional season opener will take a place on Cyprus next week. Jaro compete in both races of Sunshine Cup as a four-day race Afxentia on 25 to 28 February and classic cross country in Voroklini one week after.