Behind THE Barriers is spending a week in Prague, Czech Republic as Jeremy and the Rapha-Focus crew await the second round of the UCI World Cup, this time in Plzeň, Czech Republic. After recording the best-ever finish for an American elite man, Jeremy is eager to take some time to celebrate, but also prepare for another hard fight in Plzeň. Before the racing happens, though, Jeremy and the team take the week to relax and explore one of the most iconic cities in the world. Jeremy and the crew spend a day seeing all the sights Prague has to offer, before it’s time to settle into the team’s Czech housing, with a little creative rearranging courtesy of Jeremy’s mechanic, Tom Hopper. Once everything is sorted out, everyone’s focus turns back to the job they’re there to do. Between training, motor pacing and racing up escalators, everyone is in fine form heading into the weekend. Snow and freezing temperatures welcome Jeremy and the team in Plzeň, and a muddy, difficult race is in store. Unfortunately, an early crash and an untimely mechanical take a bit of the luster off of Jeremy’s trip to the Czech Republic, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most successful weeks of racing so far this season.