In Sports News this Monday: Mountain biker Kulhavý completes unique hat-trick in Marathon World Championships; Kreuziger to miss Tour de France over irregularities in biological passport; Štybar becomes national mass start road race champion; hurdler Hejnová delays return; and Vydra returns to Watford.
Marathon World Championships gold latest success for mountain biker Kulhavý
In Sunday’s 95km race Kulhavý finished ahead of Austria’s Alban Lakata and third-placed Christoph Sauser of Switzerland, the favourite. And the Czech was overjoyed by his latest success – which he had not expected to achieve so early in his career.
“My motivation was great, even though I have quite a bit of time for the marathon: for example, Christoph Sauser, who has won the Marathon World Championships several times is now 38 years old, nearly 10 years older than me – so there’s more time for me to do well in long-distance races. All in all, the circuit was good for me and I’m glad I took advantage of it and took the title; you never know what tomorrow brings and it might never have happened.”
Jaroslav Kulhavý wasn’t the only Czech to do well in Pietermaritzburg: current European champion Tereza Huříková took bronze in the women’s race.
Kreuziger to miss Tour de France over irregularities in biological passport
Štybar becomes national mass start road race champion
Cyclist Zdeněk Štybar has become the Czech national mass start road race champion. A former cyclo-cross world champion who now competes in both disciplines, Štybar was first over the line in the 192km race in the area around Slavkov near Brno on Sunday.