The offseason bad luck of the Czech Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy continues this winter. After struggling with jaw surgeries over the past few winters, Kulhavy's Specialized team rider broke his kneecap last week. However, the fall did not happen during training, as one might assume. Rather, the mishap happened on the way to the car. The London Olympic champion slipped on the icy road and unhappily fell to his knee. He now has to cope with a break of almost six weeks and will therefore not be able to start at the Cyprus Sunshine Cup in Cyprus, as announced a few weeks ago. His next goal is the World Cup opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, which takes place from April 11th to 13th.
“It was a harmless slip on a sheet of ice, but the consequences are fatal. It's very annoying. After years I was able to train again in winter without any problems and now something like this is happening. Now I need patience, but I should be fit for the World Championships in the marathon and then in cross-country.", Kulhavy admits mtbs.cz on record.