King of Czech cycling Michal Prokop devotes himself equally to two related, but still different disciplines - four-cross and BMX racing - and has experienced huge success in both. In four-cross, he is the most successful rider in the sport’s brief history, winning the World Championship three times (2003, 2006 and 2011), the European Championship three times (2003, 2004 and 2009) and the Four-Cross World Cup twice (2004 and 2006). He is also a Triple winner of the Jeep King of the Mountain series.
In BMX racing, he has been named Czech Champion eight times and European Champion eight times. His best result in the World Championships have been three top three finishes, including a third place in the Cruiser Elite division in 2002. More recently, he represented his country at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and also won on a BMX at Red Bull Pump Riders 2012 in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Born in Prague in 1981, he first rode BMX when he was just five, but it wasn’t until 11 years later that he tested his talents on gravity mountain biking. By then he was already a major player in both national and international pro BMX stages.
Michal is one of the most versatile bike riders of all time. Many excel in one discipline, but Michal has amassed wins across both four-cross and BMX racing disciplines, as well as representing his country at the 2006 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
- Age: 32
- Height: 1.75m
- Weight: 79kg
- Nationality: Czech Republic