Published July 2008
Many scooter freaks came to Moravska Trebová last weekend to join
the second round of Eurocup and I guess, that all of them bring
back home memories of an excellent scooter races. In my point of
view, it was the best scooter weekend I have taken part in since
European Championships in Italy 2005.
On Saturday organisers prepared morning 700m sprint. Petr Pesta,
Michal Spinka, Jaromír Odvarka and Jan Vlasek made it to the finals,
where finally Jan Vlasek took his first victory of the seazon. Martina
Smitkova won in the women field.
In the afternoon it was 30km long race - just one lap in the beautiful
surroundings of Moravska Trebová. Ladislav Provod and Petr Pesta
escaped on the 8km mark being pursued by group of 9 riders. This
group tightened to 5 athletes after a long 8km limb and sharp downhill
- here Hans Korbee (NED) could not keep the field when going down,
which was a pity for him, because he seemed to be really strong
in the previous kilometers. All five guys came together under the
final 1km steep limb and finally Ultima riders Jan Vlasek, Jaromír
Odvarka and Milan Gazarek took 3rd, 4th and 5th place some 4 minutes
behind Ladislav Provod and 1m30s behind Petr Pesta. In the women
field it was Martina Smitkova again.
Well, after having some fun in aquapark we went to the castle party,
where 3 barrels of bier and some pork was free. The local DJ played
well-known international hits and so it was easy to create a friendly
atmosphere. Mr. Liska suddenly commanded the Eurocup field to go
to DUKU-DUKU disco, where the party was finishing around 3 o´clock
in the morning.
Morning was sunny and painfull for some of us. All things turned
to be better when Lars Kessler came smiling as ever - the competition
could start again.
First it was the EC relay race won by Kidokai-Ultima, Ultima was
second and PSP KK Pilsen 3rd. The PSP KK Pilsen ladies won ahead
of Italian and Dutch girls.
The Czech Rollo legue 7km kriterium race, which was not part of
the Eurocup, however all the athletes took part in, started a bit
later in the morning. It was more or less flat and windy race won
by Ladislav Provod ahead of Petr Pesta and Michal Spinka, Hans Korbee
lost the third place in the final sprint to finish 4th ahead of
Jan Vlasek. It was really a wonderfull weekend and many more funny
and nice things happened, even more then I could write in this report.
We all are looking forward the World Champs in Holland and we would
like to help the Dutch organisers with creating a friendly and easy
going atmosphere, so all the athletes could enjoy those four days
in the Netherlands. That is why we come to Holland.
Many thanks to Pavel Legat and his crew for great weekend and many
patience to the Dutch orgnisers with creating the 3rd World Champs
ever. I guess we all apriciate that.
Keep kicking and CU in two weeks.
Relay team women