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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Two days. Two races. Two disciplines. Two victories! The numbers are quite easy when speaking about the Podium Machine.

Michal Prokop, factory rider of Author, got top Czech National Series events of two different disciplines under his control this past weekend.

On Saturday Michal was racing his own race during the round #3 of Czech BMX Championships in Brno. Technical problems with the gate, strong rain-shower, event schedule delay… nothing stopped Michal on his way on top of the podium.

Because of late finals in Brno, Michal lost Saturday’s training session of the first round of Ruhrbau 4X Cup 2007 held in Prerov, about 100 km north of Brno. But he was there still on time for a short party session so important for the event promotion ;)

Rain all the night and also in the morning helped the track to be ready for the real mountainbiking. Totally different conditions from BMX racing often on concrete runways. Slippery course was drying during the training session and everything looked fine with TV cameras all around the track. Unfortunately, Michal’s finger got hurt badly during the cleaning of bike right before the qualification round. No problem for a though guy… a little while afterwards Michal toke the second qualification time. The rest of the afternoon was just Michal’s game. First in all the rounds, first in the final, second win within a weekend. He spent more time giving the TV interview than on the course.

Almost half an hour of 4X racing will be broadcasted on the channel CT4 Sport of Czech Television, the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic on Thursday June 7th at 18:40 and replied day after at 10:30 and also on Saturday June 9th at 19:45.

Next race will be the UCI 4X World Cup #2 taking place in Champéry, Switzerland already on this Saturday.

Photo courtesy: Petr Bures of MTBS.cz

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
2016-foes-mixer-trail-2
Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

On Saturday Michal was racing his own race during the round #3 of Czech BMX Championships in Brno. Technical problems with the gate, strong rain-shower, event schedule delay… nothing stopped Michal on his way on top of the podium.