JAROSLAV KULHAVY TO MISS WORLD CUP RACE IN NOVÉ MĚSTO
A mountain biker Jaroslav Kulhavy is not going to attend the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Nove Město na Morave due to his persistent health issues.
"It is, of course, the worst possible scenario for me, the race belongs among one of my peaks every year. However, the chances of a decent result this year are slim to none and the fans do not deserve to see me race somewhere in the deep of the starting field,” explains the Olympic winner who in
addition to two Olympic medals has all the world triumphs that there are in mountain biking.
"My condition has worsened over the last few weeks. It is all related to the injuries that I have suffered during the last few years. It's complicated to explain, anyway, my body won't let me go down to the fullest - both in training and in the race. When I started to practice intensively after Cape Epic,
everything just got worse, ”adds Jaroslav Kulhavý who is now undergoing intensive physiotherapy and training.
"Jara still wants to race at the top. He has the motivation to win as well as help us to obtain valuable points for the Olympic team" says Coach Viktor Zapletal. “Nevertheless, it is essential for him to be 100% healthy to rely on his abilities to perform in training and races and for now, this is not the case.
We have been dealing with complications for a year so we have decided to miss the following weeks of racing, Jara will undergo intensive treatment and training and if everything goes according to the plan, he should appear in the Marathon Championship at the latest, then at the European Marathon
Championship and then after a week he would attend the XCO World Cup in Les Gets, France,” adds the Coach.