The road classic Velka Bites-Brno-Velka Bites, was the next traditional preparatory 166km long race for Jaroslav.
“It was quite dangerous from the start, the riders in the pack were pretty nervous, there were many falls, so I had to be very careful and attentive, and after all it should have been primarily training for me. In the hills I was trying to ride up,” said Jara, who was after the first and second place again the first, winning the hill bonuses.
“In the final three circuits the group of 25 riders, together with me and Pavel Boudny, was at the front. Three riders later left and then it was all about tactics. Nobody, except me and Bouda, wanted to go ahead. But overall I had a good feeling of the race,” added Jaroslav after finishing the race in the 15th place with one minute lost on the winning Jiri Polesny. Jaroslav awaits the next training start next week in Croatian Pula.