Kaňkovský won 52nd edition of ELKOV Grand Prix Hradec Králové criterion
Alois Kaňkovský won 52nd edition of ELKOV Grand Prix Hradec Králové criterion. The representative of home team Elkov Author dominated the oldest urban criterion on the Czech territory - he won the race in the vicinity of Ulrich's Square in front of his two colleagues from Elkov Author. Vojtěch Hačecký finished second, third place belongs to Josef Černý.
Kaňkovský is the first competitor who won the criterion for fourth time. "And surely next year I’ll try the fifth victory," he said. "I was going to race with a clear aim - to win. We did not even have to say anything with my teammates, they immediately realized we had to go ahead, “ Kaňkovský added. The victory was born in a rainy weather and difficult conditions."When we saw heavy clouds and rain coming, we decide to go on lead and to speed up the pace a bit - as we are quiet good in competing in the rain. A lot of cyclists gave up so the tactics worked the way we wanted. It's our home race, we didn’t want to underestimate anything.”
Kaňkovský will wear yellow jersey for the upcoming East Bohemia Tour, a two-stage race of UCI Europe Tour 2nd category. In total, 342 kilometers across the Hradec Králové region awaits for cyclists on Friday and Saturday.
ELKOV Grand Prix Hradec Králové criterion
Men's Elite: 1. Kaňkovský 1:11:55, 2. Hačecký, 3. Černý (all Elkov Author Cycling Team), 4. Stachowiak (Voster Uniwheels Team), 5. Topport Lapierre, 6. Ryba (AC Sparta Praha ), 7. Kalojíros (Topforex Lapierre), 8. Detko (Domin Sport), 9. Bucháček, 10. Polnický (both Elkov Author Cycling Team).
East Bohemia Tour
Friday 8. 9. 2017 - Lázně Bělohrad: 14:00 - 1st Stage of the East Bohemia Tour UCI 2.2
Saturday 9. 9. 2017 - Opočno: 11:00 - Hobby Marathon Grand Prix of the Hradec Králové Region, 13:00 - 2nd Stage East Bohemia Tour UCI 2.2