23 February 2017
Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized Racing) can be proud of his this year´s first victory that he gained at the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, where the Czech national MTB team regularly starts its season.
Golden and Silver Olympic medallist Kulhavy won in the opening time trial in Lefkara, which was in the enduro style 14.6km long, by 7.6 seconds before the Swiss Thomas Litscher (Felt Brunex) and the Czech representative Jan Skarmitzl (Sram Mitas Trek) who lost 24.5 seconds.
“I went full gas, but felt pretty good. It was an unusual Enduro stage, 14 kilometers long, mostly downhill with two small climbs. Despite that, I had almost 400 average Wattage, so It wasn’t easy ride…” said Jaro in the finish.
The second stage of Afxentia is planned for tomorrow. The start and the finish is also in Lefkara, it is 47.9km long and the riders will climb 2100m of altitude.