In Bedrichov Jaroslav confirmed his role of the favourite and his current excellent form and became the Czech Champion in the Olympic Cross Country for the fifth time.
“If it was a dry terrain it would have been better. I have never ridden the first downhill neatly. I have a problem with the balance and I was leaning on the trees everywhere. But the performance was good, I just didn´t want to risk. Me and Cimbal had weaker and stronger parts at the trac, but overall I was a few seconds better. So when we separated I was watching my position,” said Jaroslav about the race, the track of which was influenced by the overnight rain.
“In recent years I haven´t been so much successful at the Championships, I had punctures etc. I don´t count the titles, it is not so much important for me. I am in a full training for the Olympics, but obviously I am glad for the title,” added Jara. On the podium Jaroslav was accompanied by the second Ondrej Cink and the third Jan Skarnitzl, another two Olympic riders who will compete next month in Brazilian Rio.