Josef Černý Brings Czech Road Race and Time Trial Champion Jerseys to Continuum Sports22. August 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Czech road race and time trial champion Josef Černý is set to make his WorldTour debut in 2019 when he joins Continuum Sports, stepping up after racing at the Continental level for the past two years.
The 25-year-old previously raced with CCC Sprandi Polkowice from 2013 to 2016 before joining Czech Continental team Elkov – Author Cycling Team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
“We are thrilled to have Josef Černý join Continuum Sports in 2019 and welcome the Czech road race and time trial champion jerseys to the team for the first time. Despite his young age, Josef has already gained valuable experience at the Professional Continental level and recorded some impressive results, including the road race and time trial double against some very established Czech riders which is no easy feat. Josef also claimed a stage win and the overall victory at the Czech Cycling Tour in 2017 which is a sign of what we can expect in the future,” General Manager Jim Ochowicz said.
“Josef is clearly already a good time trialist and will be an asset to the team for both individual and team time trials. With our focus on the discipline, we can help Josef to develop further. In his time with CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Josef raced some of the bigger spring classics and will now have the opportunity to learn from some of the best riders in the business, including Greg Van Avermaet.”
The opportunity to join Continuum Sports and make his WorldTour debut is a dream come true for Černý.
“It is such a great feeling to sign with Continuum Sports. It has been my dream to sign for a WorldTour team since I started cycling, so I am very happy that all of my hard work has paid off and I am really motivated to show both Czech jerseys in the peloton,” Černý admitted.
“I would love to ride some of the spring classics like Paris-Roubaix and the Ardennes should fit my style of riding. To be part of a Grand Tour team in the future would fulfill my childhood dream and I know there is a lot of hard work to do to make it to the start line of a Grand Tour so I’m looking forward to this. I will work as hard as I can for the team leaders and I am eager to learn from the other riders and pick up new skills along the way.”
In keeping with team policy, no other details of the contract were released.