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Hurikova and Boudny win Czech cross country titles

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Pavel Boudny on his way to winning the Czech cross country championships.

Pavel Boudny on his way to winning the Czech cross country championships. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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The beginning of the men's race.

The beginning of the men's race. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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It was hard work to get the bronze for Milan Spesny.

It was hard work to get the bronze for Milan Spesny. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Jiri Novak

Jiri Novak (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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(Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Jiri Novak was tired, but happy.

Jiri Novak was tired, but happy. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Jiri Novak on the last lap.

Jiri Novak on the last lap. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Elite men's podium.

Elite men's podium. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Pavel Boudny rides to a win.

Pavel Boudny rides to a win. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Pavel Boudny was covered with mud.

Pavel Boudny was covered with mud. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Pavel Boudny with his medal on the podium.

Pavel Boudny with his medal on the podium. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Tereza Hurikova is interviewed after her race.

Tereza Hurikova is interviewed after her race. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Tereza Hurikova becomes Czech national champion.

Tereza Hurikova becomes Czech national champion. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Team Odlo Specialized is triumphant.

Team Odlo Specialized is triumphant. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)
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Women's podium.

Women's podium. (Image credit: Jan Nemec and Michal Cerveny)

The 18th edition of the Czech national championship took place in Karlovy Vary, the famous spa resort in the western part of the country.

On a rainy day, Tereza Hurikova took an easy victory over Pavla Havlikova. During the five-lap race, she established a gap of over four minutes.

There was more drama in the men's race. Soon after the start, Jaroslav Kulhavy, the number-one ranked Czech mountain biker, gave up due to an illness he caught earlier this week. Some were surprised to see Zdenek Stybar, the cyclo-cross world championship runner-up, take the lead. But as the race progressed, he faded, and on the last lap, he fell far enough back to miss out on a podium spot as he finished fourth.

The duo of Pavel Boudny and Jiri Novak (both from Odlo Specialized) put in a brilliant ride to destroy the rest of the field. Boudny took the win over Novak, and Milan Spesny won bronze, one week after he finished sixth at the European Championship.

Elite men
1Pavel Boudný (Odlo Specialized)1:51:12
2Jirí Novák (Odlo Specialized)0:00:15
3Milan Spešný (Ceská Sporitelna Mtb)0:00:57
4Zdenek Štybar (Fidea Cycling Team)0:01:24
5Jan Škarnitzl (Giant Mountain Bike Team)0:02:09
6Tomáš Vokrouhlík (Factor Bike Team Teplice)0:03:48
7Filip Eberl (Scott Scania Team Kolín)0:05:16
8Tomáš Doležal (Axitdoldy)0:05:25
9Jirí Friedl (Merida Biking Team)0:05:50
10Matouš Ulman (Scott & Hagget Mtb Team)0:06:29
11Tomáš Trunschka (Ceská Sporitelna Mtb)0:06:51
12Michal Kanera (Axitdoldy)0:07:12
13Nikola Ivanov (Tj Baník Ostrava Okd)0:07:28
14Jirí Hudecek (Scott & Hagget Mtb Team)0:08:30
15Jan Jobánek (Merida Biking Team)0:11:18
16Radovan Kyjovský (Cyklosport Rajhrad Mtb Team)0:14:28
-1lapMichal Vlcek (Kc Kooperativa Sg Jablonec)
-2lapsOndrej Kobliha (4Ever Cyklobulis Bystrice P.)
DNFMichal Bubílek (Bike Ranch Team)
DNFStanislav Hejduk (Factor Bike Team Teplice)
DNFMartin Fucík (Dukla Praha)
DNFJaroslav Kulhavý (Rubena Specialized)
DNFDavid Kášek (Cyklo Team Budvar Tábor)
DNFPavel Zitta (Psk Whirlpool - Author)
DNFVáclav Hlavác (Halfords - Apache - Bike)
DNFPetr Tatícek (Bike Ranch Team)
DNFMarek Nebesár (Kc Kooperativa Sg Jablonec)
DNFTomáš Satinský (Scott Scania Team Kolín)
DNFOndrej Zelený (Rubena Specialized)

Elite women
1Tereza Huríková (Ceská Sporitelna Mtb)1:22:29
2Pavla Havlíková (Kc Kooperativa Sg Jablonec)0:04:30
3Pavlína Šulcová (Samba Chic Racing)0:05:56
4Martina Nemcová (Pell´S Hard Bikers)0:08:25
5Šárka Chmurová (Max Cursor)0:10:40
6Hana Ježková (Hnízdil Team)0:11:46
7Jana Ševcíková (Salith - Sumtex)0:12:12
8Lenka Bulisová (4Ever Cyklobulis Bystrice P.)0:13:20
9Alena Krnácová (Subway Unibon Marin Team)0:14:07
10Lucia Curíková (Veus Vyškov)0:17:37
11Jitka Škarnitzlová (Giant Mountain Bike Team)0:19:07
12Lucie Veselá (Gt Czech Team)0:00:11
13Tereza Jansová (Factor Bike Team Teplice)0:00:49
14Jana Valešová (Ceská Sporitelna Mtb)0:02:29
15Sona Jurková (Tj Baník Ostrava Okd)0:03:38
16Pavlína Marácková (S.K. Jirí Team Ostrava)0:06:44
17Radka Pospíšilová (Mairacing Team)0:07:11
18Ivana Pechoutová (Rubena Specialized)0:07:36
DNFPavla Nováková (Merida Biking Team)


 

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