Katerina Razymova and Jan Srail claimed the Czech Rollerski national titles. They dominated the 12 km classic race with total climb of 610 m and steepest section of 25%.
Three-day Czech Rollerski nationals welcomed not only the Czech national Cross-Country team but also top competitors from Poland, Germany and long distance athletes.
Competitors in the men’s race started to fall behind the leaders on the flat sections, where Srail set the pace. “I did not have a special tactic. I learned from Lukas Bauer who says that you have to give everything in every race”, Srail claimed and explained: “I increased the speed on the first flat section. Then me and Adam Fellner pulled away and worked together. With 1 km to go I managed to leave Adam behind and I built up the winning gap.” Srail won in 40:45, 10 seconds ahead of the runner up Adam Fellner, Polish skier Dominik Bury took third place and Jonas Bestak claimed bronze in the reduced Czech result list.
The leading Czech Cross-Country skier Katerina Razymova was in command in the women’s race. “I wanted to ski in the pace, which I believe I could keep. When I realized I was alone in the lead, I was trying to keep focused and ski for the win”, Razymova said. Katerina Janatova took second place and concluded the three-day Czech nationals with the total score of 2 gold and 1 silver medal. Bronz medal went to Lisa Unterweger of Germany. Petra Hyncicova finished 3rd in the Czech result list.