For the first time this season, Jaroslav could stand on the podium in the UCI World Cup race. In a dramatic race in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada, he finished sixth, six seconds off the podium. He wasn’t happy about that, but it’s another step to get back to the top.
“I’ ve missed the rhythm. My performance was relatively good, but the result wasn’t,” concluded Jaro the fifth round of the UCI World Cup. During the race he was sitting on 3rd spot behind leading duo Schurter – Absalon.
“I had a good start, I had to prepare for it, because I started from the third row. I’m sorry that I lost the podium, we’ve sprinted up to the last hill with Fluckiger, but he left me there and in the last downhill I wasn’t able to get back to the fifth spot, ” said Jaro.On Monday he moved with the Specialized Racing team to Windham, USA where the World Cup series will continue. “Next week in Windham it should be better, whether tracks, which suits me more, but mainly I should be more used up to the race pace, because my race speed is still missing,” said Czech champion.
1. Nino Schurter (Scott Odlo) 1:38:15
2. Julien Absalon (BMC Racing) +0:16
3. Daniel McConnell (Trek Factory) +1:27
4. Lukas Flückinger (BMC Racing) +1:49
5. Mathias Flückinger (Stöckli Pro Team) +2:00
6. Jaroslav Kulhavý (Specialized Racing) +2:06