Filip Ospaly (CZE)
How he Qualified: 1,150 points in the 5150 series
1st at St. Anthony’s
7th at Klagenfurt
Osplay won St. Anthony’s against the most formidable field assembled for a non-drafting short course race this year. He cruised to victory with a smoking fast 10K and then followed that up with a baffling seventh at Klagenfurt. Ospaly’s results prove his success lies in his running ability, often coming from behind on the bike. At Hy-Vee he can’t let the cyclists get too far ahead. If Ospaly is on his A game he can get it done.