When the UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships last visited Dornbirn in 2008, a small girl from host country Austria led the delegation from Malaysia at the Opening Ceremony, clutching the country’s sign in her hands. Her name was Julia Walser.
Jiří Jr Hrdlička never thought he would end up playing cycle-ball with his father Jiří, but the combination appears to work. The father-son pair won the Czech Championships and will “give it our best” at next week’s Worlds in Dornbirn, Austria.
After failing to qualify for the upcoming UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships, the reigning UCI World Champion talks about her disappointing season, the rising level of artistic cycling and Germany’s chances in Austria at the end of this month.