Michal Prokop tearing up the streets.
Cobble Wobble, an individually timed uphill bike sprint returned to Catherine Street in Frome on Sunday 16th December 2012. Two hundred competitors across five disciplines braved the difficult conditions and set blistering times up the 170-yard cobbled street. A decidedly slippery course proved technically challenging which meant that riders had to use all of their skills to negotiate thousands of slippery cobbles lining the street.
The Charge 'King of the Cobbles' saw a number of high profile riders competing including Red Bull athletes Kye Forte, Dan Atherton, and Michal Prokop and Charge team rider Chris Metcalfe. The level of athletes meant that amateur competitors had to produce their best riding in order to have a chance of finishing on the podium. The top 20 riders qualified for the King of the Cobbles Final.
Chris Metcalfe Charging uphill.
Two time defending champion Lewis Lacey was no match for four time World Champion and Red Bull athlete Michal Prokop from the Czech Republic. Michal’s explosive power saw him crowned King of the Cobbles 2012 while setting a blistering time of 22.966 bumping Lacey into 2nd place. Michal Prokop said “I had no idea what to expect, it’s an extremely challenging course and the level of riding from the pro’s and amateurs was incredibly high. My trip to Cobble Wobble in Somerset with Red Bull has been one of the highlights of my year!”
Local rider Ryan Stack showed he could mix it up with the world’s best finishing 3rd. The top 3 riders took home an individually wrapped custom made single speed Charge Plug.
Your top three on the podium.
Prokop, Michal - 22.966
Lacey, Lewis - 23.223
Stack, Ryan - 23.619
Horton, James - 24.632
Leng, Chris - 24.658
Atherton, Dan - 25.216
Cousins, Neil - 25.405
Metcalf, Chris - 25.999
Pryce, Stuart - 26.185
Palmer, Tom - 26.370
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