Jaroslav Kulhavy finished the 13th in the next race of the World Championship in Austrian Saalfelden and left the rainbow jersey for the Swiss Nino Schuter.
“It was difficult for me. I had a backache and I finished only because of many fans, who came from the Czech Republic. Three laps before the finish I thought I had finished. If the pain had got worse, I wouldn´t have ridden up the steepest hills. Fortunately I adjusted the saddle to relief the pain in the back. I speeded up in the last lap, but unfortunately it didn´t help. I had expected this a little bit. It was a combination of more factors”, said Jaroslav after the race adding that after the victory at the Olympic Games he didn´t have so much time for training due to other duties.
„The training was not ideal of course, as well as relaxing. Then I jumped into intensive training, which was shocking for my body. I have had a backache in two last days, it started in the fitness centre. The physiotherapists did their best to help me, but during the race when I rode at maximum, it started again. It was a combination of more factors, I don´t want to look for excuses. Simply: without a high quality training there are no good results”, said Jara.