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Curd wins 4X ProTour round in Poland

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Slavik victorious in men's race in wet conditions

Racers all lined up at the start gate

Racers all lined up at the start gate

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Tomas Slavik and Katy Curd took a big win at the 4X ProTour world series in Szczawno Zdroj, Poland, where the best four cross riders in the world fought for the victory.

Beautiful weather, thousands of spectators, a great track and the best four crossers in the world - were the best words for describing the atmosphere in Poland. Unfortunately during qualification, when the top 20 male riders were standing on the hill waiting for their run, the weather changed radically and significantly affected their runs.

Michal Prokop went out, Joost Wichman went out. Only Slavik was able to take a solid run and ended up third. Under the cover of the live webcast and pouring rain, the final show began. Slavik won all his runs and took well deserved win in round 2 of 4X ProTour.

"Qualification was affected by the rain a lot. The fastest 20 riders were riding in pouring rain, which is not fair, but you can not do anything with weather, just have to accept it how it is," said Slavik.

"I still did solid run in those condition and got third, which is really good in such a brutal conditions. Racing was really wild. It was still raining hard and the track was getting unpredictable."

"It was one of the most difficult races physically that I have ever done. I was absolutely exhausted after the finals, but happy with my win. Everything worked perfect, and the organiser did a great job. I'm really looking forward to Val di Sole for next the next round."

After round 2, Slavik is leading overall ranking. The next race in the 4X ProTour will be in Val di Sole, Italy, together with the downhill World Cup.

Full Results

Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katy Curd (GBr) Rose Vaujany gravity team    
2 Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie    
3 Lucia Oetjen (Swi) BMX Power-Bike Winterthur    
4 Tereza Votavova (Cze) Giant cycling team    
5 Ekaterina Ivanova (Rus) FunRide    
Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tomas Slavik (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Team    
2 Marek Peško (Svk) Polygon Rann/ Polygonbikes.com    
3 Kamil Tatarkovic (Cze) Commencal FDF Team    
4 Jakub Ríha (Cze) Galaxy Cyklosvec    
5 Jakub Hnidak (Cze) Mondraker 661 E13 Katmar Team    
6 Slavik Hannes (Aut) Arbo Radsport Vosendorf    
7 Felix Beckeman (Swe) Trek Sweden Racing/Fox Head    
8 Aiko Göhler (Ger) RSV Tretwerk Rangsdorf    
9 Lukas Mechura (Cze) Chainreaction Cycles/Nukeprof    
10 Adam Stasek (Cze) Ghost Factory Racing Valdsasse    
11 Mariusz Jarek (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
12 Simon Waldburger (Swi) VC Leibstadt/ Santa Cruz/ Fox    
13 Benedikt Last (Ger) RV Radlerlust Gomaringen    
14 Robert Šimecek (Cze) TJ Favorit Brno    
15 Denis Drozd (Cze) Polygon Rann/ Polygonbikes.com    
16 Michal Marosi (Cze) RSP 4 Cross Team    
17 Nathan Parsons (GBr) Thebikeyard, Nukeproof    
18 Premek Tejchman (Cze) Commencal O'Neal Enduroklub    
19 Benjamin Kistner (Swi) BMX Power-Bike Winterthur    
20 Matej Stapic (Slo) Enduro Maxxis Sram    
21 Tomas Brozik (Cze) Commencal O'Neal Enduroklub    
22 Miroslav Kabelka (Cze) No respect racing team Topfans    
23 Scott Roberts (GBr) Team Identiti - Adidas Eyewear    
24 Maximilian Wrstala (Ger) RSV Tretwerk    
25 Tom Dowie (GBr) Identiti    
26 Johnny Magis (Bel) Yeti Benelux Racing Team    
27 Klaus Beige (Ger) RSV Plessa 1995    
28 Isaac Mundy (GBr) Slam 69    
29 Stefan Scherz (Ger) RSG 52 Stollberg    
30 Stefano Dolfin (Ita) Marmotte / Dartmoor-Elk    
31 Petr Beneš (Cze) SC BMX Benátky nad Jizerou    
32 Szymon Smolka (Pol) FF Progres Rybnik    
33 Milan Myšík (Cze) MSK KUR SPORT    
34 Blake Carney (USA) Supercrossbmx.com    
35 Remek Oleszkiewicz (Pol) Dartmoor Uniqa LKKG BGZ    
36 Urban Rotnik (Slo) KK Crn trn/Cult/Zelene    
37 Adam Brezina (Cze) TJ BMX Trinec    
38 Ales Rogozan (Cze) KOLOSHOP TEAM Cz.O.S.    
39 Lukasz Baran (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
40 Andreas Dotzauer (Ger) Mac Konigsbrunn    
41 Jiri Penc (Cze) Commencal O'Neal Enduroklub UJ    
42 Jan Finda (Cze) Kolo Shop Team    
43 Jakub Jonák (Cze) Commencal FDF Team    
44 Jaroslav Faistaver (Cze) MBC Freeride Team    
45 Robert Kulesza (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
46 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Yeti Racing UK    
47 Jiri Svak (Cze) GT bicycles opportunity    
48 Daniel Krajci (Cze) Polygon Rann    
49 Michael Mechura (Cze) Chainreaction Cycles/Nukeprof    
50 Matija Stupar (Slo) Crn Trn Cult    
51 Petrik Brückner (Ger) RoseVaujany Gravity Mountainbi    
52 Kristijan Medvešcek (Slo) KK Crn trn/Cult    
53 Robert Matoušek (Cze) Bikestrike.Com    
54 Joey Van Veghel (Ned) team meybo stinksaus    
55 Maciej Chmiel (Pol) UNIQA LKKG BGZ    
56 Gustaw Dadela (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
57 Adrian Weiss (Swi) BMX Power-Bike Winterthur    
58 Zdenek Plasil (Cze) CykloTeam Ostrov    
59 Andrej Bratina (Slo) KK Crn trn/Cult    
60 Daniel Prijkel (Ned) Rose Vaujany Gravity    
61 Piotr Kobus (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
62 Adam Semerák (Cze) Bikestrike.Com    
63 Juraj Klein (Svk) Polygon Rann/ Polygonbikes.Com    
64 Mark Milward (GBr) Swinnerton Cycles    
65 Attila Kovacs (Hun) Lorinc 2000 SE    
66 Martin Bronec (Cze) MSK Kur Sport    
67 Benjamin Ehrlich (Ger) TSV Gaimersheim    
68 Martin Beneš (Cze) SCV Blatna    
69 Norbert Papp (Hun) Top Cycles TPC SE    
70 Joost Wichman (Ned) Rose Vaujany Gravity    
71 Stefano Balestracci (Ita) vigor proline    
72 Denis Masarik (Svk) Polygon Rann/ Polygonbikes.com    
73 Evgeny Shishonkov (Rus) FunRide/ChillenGrillen    
74 Rudolf Thurner (Aut) BMX Vösendorf    
75 Jakub Klein (Pol) niestowarzyszony    
76 David Spurny (Cze) Commencal FDF Team    
77 Jakub Hruby (Cze) SCV Blatna    
78 Daniel Myszoglad (Hun) Veszpremi Spartacus SE    
79 Roland Bagoly (Hun) Veszpremi Spartacus SE    
80 Gabriele Giletta (Ita) Team Scout/Nukeproof    
81 Patrik Kaspar (Cze) Jump-X    
82 Marco Ricci (Ita) Team Cingolani Trek    
83 Filip Beneš (Cze) SCV Blatna    
84 Davide Dolfin (Ita) Le Marmotte Loreto    
85 Denny Tischendorf (Ger) RSG 52 Stollberg    
86 Martin Hoferek (Cze) KrabCycles Specialized    
87 Tomasz Koziol (Pol) niestowarzyszony    
88 Maciej Rawinski (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
89 Tomáš Martinkovic (Cze) CK slavoj terezín    
90 Kamil Pokrywka (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
91 Piotr Paradowski (Pol) MTB Wieza Anna Szczawno-Zdrój    
92 Jiri Momnert (Cze) No respect racing team Krasice    
93 Michal Prokop (Cze) Specialized Racing    
94 Mirco Weiss (Swi) BMX Power-Bike Winterthur