Jaro got lost while leading Garda Marathon

photo @benno_willeit

3rd May 2014

Big upset. These were Jaroslav’s feelings after Garda Bike Marathon, which took a place on the sides of the popular Lake Garda in Italy.

“When I finally reached the top of the final climb together with Kristian Hynek, I knew I had to win. That was only about 10 kilometers before the finish and I was faster in that downhill sections than Kristian,” said Jara with bronze medal hanging around his neck.

“The track was poorly marked. After few minutes, we met with Kristian and other guys somewhere else. Lots of us got lost there and It took me about three minutes. After almost five hours of racing, It’s been disapointing. It’s a shame.” told Jaro after his first year’s marathon, which was won by Swiss Urs Huber .

The tough course named Ronda Extrema its length resembled last year’s marathon world championships – measured 94 km and 3800 altitude meters of climbing.

“Otherwise it was a pretty tough race. Descents were wet and quite technical after yesterday’s rain. I didnt feel in the best shape even with the broken rib and jetlag from Australia, but I was still up front even though there were many of good marathon racers,”

Trentino region is Jaroslav’s popular destination . “I really like it here. I rest a bit here in the past few days after the long journey from Australia, had a good battle today and tomorrow I will have a nice training in the surrounding hills before I will go back home.” said a member of the Specialized Racing team.