Curd wins 4X ProTour round in Poland

Slavik victorious in men's race in wet conditions

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

 

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