Jaroslav is going to race on mountain bike. Olympic gold medalist from London 2012 extends his contract with Specialized Racing team for next two years, even there was a chance to skip into road cycling and let the dreams come true.
“I made the final decision about mountain bikes last Friday. I got very nice offer from my current team Specialized Racing and I didn’t want to wait anymore. I am very happy with the conditions of this contract. Road cycling, or compete the Tour de France, has always been my dream, but I’m standing with my feets on the ground. Now I am focusing on next four years as a mountainbiker and I would like to defend my Olympic title in Rio 2016. Maybe after that, there will be some time to try road cycling.” said Jaroslav on todays press conference.
The interest about Jaroslav from highest road league was confirmed by Jaro’s manager Zdeněk Löffelman.
“I can’t tell from which team, but it was one riding Specialized bicycles. Unfortunately the dealing tooks too much time and Jaroslav’s and my deadline was set to the end of November.” told Löffelman.
Jaro’s training schedule starts on Saturday when he leaves to Gran Canaria for first training camp.