Stybar won the 50th edition of the survey king of cycling, finished second König

Road professional Zdeněk Štybar was declared the winner of the 50th annual survey of the king of cycling. Twenty-nine rider who had a longer time fully devoted to the road this year, he returned briefly to the ground and in the elite category took in early February in Hoogerheide third title of world champion in cyclocross. The other main favorite Leopold König, the seventh man final standings of the Tour de France, was declared the best road racers.

Stybar, who defends livery Omega Pharma-Quick Step, shone at the World Championships in the Netherlands, where it has a road rider surpassed cyclocross specialists.In the category of elite reached after 2010 and 2011, again in gold and confirmed its position as historically the most successful Czech cyclocross rider.

At the end of June, then in Slavkov has fulfilled another of the main goals of the season when he won for the first time in his career road race at the national championships. In the race Eneco Tour, where he eventually uncomfortable injured, managed to get a grip on one of the stages.

“I’m at that price very happy and very much appreciate it. I think that Czech cyclists are getting better.Leo (König) had a perfect season, also Petr Vakoč rode well, so those guys is a lot, “said Stybar.

” It’s too difficult a comparison between the title of world champion in cyclocross and seventh place in the Tour de France, “said Königův result.” If I had a vote I, I gave voice Kenymu, “said Stybar.

on the throne was replaced by Romana Kreuzigera, who is one of the four primates the most successful Czech bikers. From the announcement of the Štybar eventually he took two awards, as they became the best cyclocross rider.

up empty came out even the most diligent collector of medals this year biker Jaroslav Kulhavý.Olympic champion from London became marathon world champion and vice-champion of Europe, the World Championships in cross country was a member of the bronze relay.

König, who was together with Stybar aspirant to the main award, was honored as the best road rider. Seventh at the premiere for “Old Lady” earned not only recognition, but also the offer of a contract from top stables Sky with which they agreed to cooperate on two upcoming season.

First members have after today newly created Hall of Fame Czech cycling Federation.They are greats Jan Smolík (road), Jiří Daler, who shone above all on the track and the gold medal of the Olympics in 1964, and the brothers John and Jindřich Pospíšilové, twenty times world champions in the wheel. In memoriam to her was also presented the first Czech winner of the Peace Race Jan Veselý, who died in 2003 at 79 years.

“The last impulse was our hockey goalie Dominik Hašek and his admission to the Hall of Fame in Toronto. so we finally have a home here and cyclists. Although better late than never, “said the president of the Association of Marián Štětina that members of the hall of Fame plaques ČSC will be permanently posted in the cycling hall in Prague-Motol.