VLAD DASCALU REPEATED THE HISTORY
The U23 Men category has its king in Nové Město na Moravě. His victory took everyone by surprise last year, and repeated the result this year,
too. His name is Vlad Dascalu. This year, however, he had to fight for the victory until the very last metres. In the race of six laps, he managed
to shake off his rivals, Philipp Colombo (SUI) and Simon Andreassen (DEN), in the technical section located about a kilometre before
the finish line.
"Everything went perfectly for me today. I was feeling great from very morning and I knew I had strong legs," the Transylvanian hero
Four racers started in the blue-white-red Czech national jersey, however, none of them managed to squeeze among the best 50 racers in
the peloton of 140 riders. Czechs hoped in David Zadák, who had technical problems and finished on 100th place. Josef Jelínek thus
was the best Czech, finishing 53rd despite starting off at the rear of the peloton.
"It was a struggle from the very beginning. I tried to move ahead little by little, overtake one rider at a time, but it was difficult
indeed. I am not satisfied with my final position because I hoped to finish among the best 30," Jelínek complained.