Impressing in the junior categories with wins throughout the two years, including two Czech Republic national road race titles, Pavel joined the team’s Development program in 2021 where he continued to put in some brilliant displays, ultimately being promoted to the Men’s program in the summer of 2022.
Pavel is from a cycling family with his granddad, dad and uncle all active cyclists, but despite that, he was “never pressured” into the sport. Instead, he has loved riding a bike since he was a kid, whether that was around the village with his granddad or going to training sessions at his local club. A fan of sports in general, Pavel tried anything and everything as a youngster such as swimming, moto cross, skiing, athletics and so on, but it was cycling that stuck for him.
“I really like the freedom of being able to go wherever you want but I also like the adrenaline from the speed in the downhills and taking corners smoothly.”
Still in his very early twenties, Pavel has a mature head on his young shoulders and allows himself time to take stock as to what he has achieved so far as a rider, but he is also fully aware that a lot of hard work is ahead of him.