As in the previous years, this year Jaroslav decided to end the bike season in a pleasant place of the European´s biggest festival of mountain bikes Roc d´Azur in French Frejus. Nearly 15 thousand cyclists arrived this time.
The third man of the world ranking preferred this time 83km long marathon, a part of the world serial, which reflected in a quality of the riders. Jaroslav was on the head during the whole race together with his teammate Christoph Sauser. But he failed to defend the victory of the last year – Austrian Alban Lakata was better in the finish spurt.
“As the last year I tried to go ahead on the beach, I made a small lead, but I had rubber legs and it wasn´t enough for a long sprint with Alban. Nevertheless I am happy, it was a nice full-stop of the season,” said Jaroslav adding that he still thinks how to hold up the Sunday´s 50km race.
Results – Roc Marathon Mondovélo 83 km:
1. Alban Lakata (AUT, Ergon Topeak) 3.43:03 h.
2. Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE, Specialized Racing) + 4 sec.
3. Christoph Sauser (SUI, Specialized Racing) + 8 sec.