Jaroslav won Malevil Cup marathon as preparation for XCM Worlds

21st June 2014

Just a week before the Marathon World Championships Jaroslav has tested his shape at Czech prestigious race Malevil Cup. A 100 kilometers long race was also a part of the UCI MTB Marathon Series and Czech XCM Cup.

“At the beginning I tryed a fast start and we’ve built some lead like last week with Susi at European Champs. This is my advantage from cross country races and that’s what I would like to utilize,” said Jaro after the race.

The most crucial climb to the hill Hvozd did not solve anything this year. Jara has built a small lead in the technical downhill then, but not important.

At about Km 90. Jaroslav has attacked again and only one who remained with him in the front was Jan Skarnitzl. About his victory Jaroslav decided at the finish at Malevil Ranch. After his triumph in 2010, this was his second victory here.

“I am happy, good result was what I needed. It wasn’t easy today, because of hard training in last days. Marathon World Champion title interests me a lot, I don’t have anyone and I would like to got it! I would be the first who could collect all the titles and Olympic gold. The shape is good, ” said Jaroslav. He is going to fly to Pietermaritzburg on Monday.