Prof. since: 2011
Victories: 41 (cyclo-cross, road)
Style of rider: All-rounder, Cyclo-cross rider
Hobbies: Golf, thinking about my future
Favourite race: All races…I love cycling
Personal website: www.zdenekstybar.com
Twitter name: @zdenekstybar
A star in cyclo-cross, as of last year Zdenek managed to make name for himself in road racing last year with two extraordinary successes on the roads of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque, and went on to repeat the feat a few months later in a stage of the Tour de Pologne and riding in the Vuelta a España at the end of the season. In 2013 Zdenek will concentrate most of his efforts on road racing, to further improve and make it onto the team that will race in the northern classics, his secret ambition. Zdenek lives in Belgium, near Essen, with his girlfriend, although he never misses a chance to visit his beloved hometown of Stribro, where he has opened a small, family-run hotel that is managed by his sister.
Louny, Plzen, Kalmthout, Fae di Oderzo and Podborany
National cyclocross championships, Diegem and Loenhout
National cyclocross championships, Stribro, Podborany, Hasselt, Hamme-Zogge, Koksijde and Igorre
Tervuren, National cyclocross championships, Roubaix, World cyclocross championships, Vorselaar, Prologue Tour de Slovaquie, Stribro, Louny, Namur, Ruddervoorde, Ardooie, Aigle, Plzen and Bredene
National cyclocross championships, World cyclocross championships, Stribro, Baden, Ardooie, Hamme-Zogge
2012 Cross: (3)
World Cup Liévin, Czech National Championship, Superprestige Middelkerke.
2012 Road: (2)
4th stage 4 Jours de Dunkerque, and 3rd Stage Tour de Pologne
2013 Cross (2)
Czech National Championship
Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue TTT
2007: Fidea Cycling Team
2008: Fidea Cycling Team
2009: Telenet - Fidea Cycling Team
2010: Telenet - Fidea
2011: Telenet - Fidea (till 28.02)
2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team (from 01.03)
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar underwent surgery this morning to his right knee due to inflammation of a prepatellar tissue. The surgery was performed by professor Bellemans at the AZ Gasthuisberg Leuven. The surgery went well and Stybar is already at home.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the press on Friday, April 5th to talk about Paris-Roubaix, which takes place on Sunday, April 7th. Prior to the press conference, OPQS performed reconnaissance of the Paris-Roubaix parcour. Below are comments from riders Sylvain Chavanel, Niki Terpstra, and Zdenek Stybar, as well as CEO Patrick Lefevere.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski managed to battle through a brutal Stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico where riders abandoned throughout, and many were zig zagging or even putting their foot down, on a seemingly endless series of steep climbs in 209km on Monday.