Stybar Right Back in the CX Mix
Zdenek Stybar of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team made an impressive debut last weekend in his first cyclocross race of the season, finishing eighth at the Bpost Bank Trophy Cycocross race in Essen, Belgium. The two-time world champ rode as high as second place in the race won by Kevin Pauwels of Belgium.
The popular Czech rider has been focusing on road racing the past two season, with impressive results including the overall classification of the Eneco Tour with two stage victories, one stage of the Vuelta a España, and a sixth place at Paris-Roubaix. Stybar will continue to concentrate on road racing but is racing a limited cyclocross schedule. As with his road racing, Stybar rides Zipp Firecrest wheels as well as Zipp bars, stems, and seatposts. Stybar has two World Championship Titles (2010 & 2011), one World Cup Title (2010) and six National Titles (2008 to 2013).
Stybar’s remaining cyclocross schedule
Still to be confirmed:
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