Our performance coach, Jakub Novak, was fortunate to be part of the Czech Cycling Team in this year’s UCI World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, and witness a historic ride by the Czech Team.

“We got historic 2nd place at the UCI Road World Championships U23 for Czech Cycling Team with Mathias Vacek. What an incredible performance and a great ride by Mathias. Mathias Vacek is now set to join the World Tour Team Trek–Segafredo in 2023 on 3 years contract and we’ll certainly see him very often in the pro peloton.”

Also great result with Pavel Bittner for 6th place!

Mathias Vacek and coach Jakub Novak right after the ceremony at the World Championships U23 in 2022

Mathias Vacek

Yevgeniy Fedorov of Kazakhstan, center, Mathias Vacek of Czech Republic, left, and Norway’s Soren Waerenskjold pose after receiving their medals for the under 23 men’s road race in Wollongong, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Fedorov won the gold, Vacek the silver and Waerenskjold took bronze. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Mathias Vacek at the finish line with his teammates

“After the U23 road race, I was able to catch up with some of my former teammates, including Jan Hirt, Stefan Kung or Silvan Dillier. So good to meet them in person after a long time”.

Jan Hirt with performance coach Jakub Novak

Jan Hirt with performance coach Jakub Novak

Stefan Kung and former teammate Jakub Novak

Stefan Kung discussion with Jakub Novak at the World Championships 2022, Road Race

Jakub cathing up with former teammate Silvan Dilier at the World Championships 2022, Road Race