Pavel
Bittner

Residence
Hlušovice, Czech Republic
Age
19
Nickname
Bitak
Hobbies
Lots of sport, gaming, socialising with friends
Favourite food
Rice / pasta
Favourite tv show
The Dark
Favourite holiday destination
Italy, Alps in Austria
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen

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.

“This is a massive opportunity for me, I really like the team’s approach. Their Development program has helped many of today’s WorldTour riders reach their potential. My dream is to become a professional cyclist one day and I know that the team’s Development program is the best way to do that.”

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.

“I just love riding my bike. I love that you can get out and clear your mind at any time and I find that really helpful. It’s also much better than running because you can go a lot further and visit a lot of beautiful places and see different scenery.”

 

Pavel Bittner | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Pavel Bittner | Team DSM | January Team Camp

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.

“In terms of short-term goals, I want to start working with the team, fit in, make some new friends, and better my language. Then after that, I want to do what I love in life and be able to make a living from it.”

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.”

Results

2022
2 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Stage 3
2 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Points classification
2 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Stage 1
5 National Championships Czech Republic U23 Road Race
5 Ronde van Overijssel
6 World Championships U23 Road Race
6 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Prologue
6 National Championships Czech Republic U23 ITT
8 Sazka Tour Stage 1
8 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
2021
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Stage 1
2 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques Stage 1
3 Orlen Nations Grand Prix
3 Orlen Nations Grand Prix Stage 1
4 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 1
4 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques Youth classification
5 Tour Alsace Prologue
5 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques Stage 3
5 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky Points classification
7 National Championships Czech Republic U23 ITT
2020
1 National Championships Czech Republic MJ Road Race
2 European Continental Championships MJ Road Race
2 National Championships Czech Republic MJ ITT
7 European Continental Championships MJ ITT
2019
1 LVM Saarland Trofeo Stage 3a
1 National Championships Czech Republic MJ Road Race
1 LVM Saarland Trofeo Stage 4
2 LVM Saarland Trofeo Stage 3b (TTT)
2 National Championships Czech Republic MJ ITT
2 LVM Saarland Trofeo Points classification
3 Tour du Pays de Vaud Stage 3
4 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 1
4 LVM Saarland Trofeo Youth classification
5 Tour du Pays de Vaud Youth classification