An exemplary strategy was chosen by Michal Prokop, who bet on his experience from international enduro races and managed to win the speed trial 1 and 3, and gained the third position in speed trial 2 and 4. That also brought him 1st place in total. “It was as challenging as these races are supposed to be. The whole track was fun, there were sprint parts, physically demanding parts, which were little bit painful, and technical speed trials…but that all are real components of enduro. I have the opportunity to compare this race to races in Italy or the World Cup, and this one was equally hard.”
Courageously fought the creator of the track Rob Trnka, whom belong 11th place and his fellow and test driver of the track Pepa Dressler (third oldest rider by age but by spirit, heart and body forever young), who reached the 19th place. Media representative of the bike scene dolekop.com Filip “Keli” Švrček (whose little son also wanted to race with him), pulled out a nice 15th place, even with the starting number 133, which starts from the last wave…A big attraction was the placement of typical speed trial and XM rider Honza Škarnitzl, who, as mentioned before, raced on the hardtail bike and finished on 10th place in total. As we already mentioned, there were also courageous women! All of them finished the race within the time limit and their performance deserves a great respect. Jitka Škarnitzlová gained nice second place, the first place in the women category belongs to Ivana Pechoutová.
We believe that enduro races will become even more popular in the Czech Republic and we can look forward to a great turnout of competitors during the second race of Specialized Enduro Series 2013, wich will be held 4th August in Šumava – Zadov.