Frantisek Rabon

Frantisek is the epitome of a team player and an excellent time triallist. He is current Czech National Time Trial Champion and 2009 was a brilliant year in his career with a win at the Tour de Romandie prologue.

In 2010 he has started his season with continued success winning the time trial at Vuelta a Murcia and taking his first ever stage race victory.

2010 results

* 1st place - Czech National Time Trial Championships

* Winner of Vuelta a Murcia

* Winner of the Time Trial at Vuelta a Murcia

What are you doing when you're not cycling?

During the off season I enjoy playing other sports like; Ice hockey, and squash. Some of my personal hobbies include: cooking, shopping and drinking coffee!

What do you like about riding for Team Columbia-HTC?

In one team we have around 17 nationalities, so everyone can feel like part of the family. At least thats how I feel.

What is your greatest childhood memory on 2 wheels?

When I won my first race

How did you get into cycling?

My father was a professional cyclist, and when I was really little I was doing many different sports like swimming, running etc., but when I was 13 I chose to go with cycling.

What has been your biggest challenge as a pro cyclist?

My first start at Giro d´Italia (My first grand tour). It is my dream is to win stage there or to wear the pink jersey.

Share a memorable pro career moment:

My whole career as a professional Cyclist!

What is your most embarrassing moment?

When I came to my first meeting of my first team and I couldn´t speak any language besides my native language, but it has made me educate myself in learning other foreign languages, and it is not easy.

What is the last song you listened to before you turned off your Ipod/Zune?

Beautiful Day- U2

What is your favorite comfort food?

Any and all italian foods! (like mozarella with tomatoes, all kinds of pasta, pizza,..)

What can someone do that really bothers you?

Lie...

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