Impressing in the junior categories with wins throughout the two years, including two Czech Republic national road race titles, Pavel joins the team’s Development program in 2021.
Pavel comes from a family of cyclists, with his grandfather once in the selection mix for the Olympic games before he had to end his career, while his dad also raced at a regional level. However, there was no pressure on him to take up the sport and as a child he also did track and field, swimming and football before fully committing to cycling.
Currently still studying at school, Pavel will balance his racing alongside learning back home in the Czech Republic – something that he thinks is really important to do as it gives him a focus alongside his cycling.
Away from the bike you can find Pavel playing the Playstation with friends, socialising with his family or honing his new-found cooking skills, after practising a lot more during 2020. He doesn’t have a speciality dish just yet and instead he’ll cook with “whatever we have at home.”