2011 European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma

On the final circuit of the MTB cup, May 23, 2010, Leos Balak was second, when he got a puncture in his back wheel and could not continue racing. He decided to run the remaining 4 km to the finish line with the bike on his shoulder. He had a 10-minute lead on Jiri Prudil, third at that moment, but around 20 meters before the line Jiri Prudil caught up with Leos Balak. Then something unexpected happened: When Jiri Prudil saw Leos Balak’s injured shoulder from carrying the bike, he stopped and waited until Balak had passed the finishing line. In doing this he even risked being overtaken by another competitor.