Zdenek Stybar

Q&A with Zdenek Stybar: Cobbled classics, the best day of his career, and when you’ll see him race cyclocross next

When Peter Sagan made it into the front group of the Olympic mountain-bike race earlier this month, road cycling fans marveled at seeing one of the sport’s  biggest stars competing with the best in the world on dirt and knobby tires. And while there’s something uniquely compelling about a world-class cyclist cross over from one …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Geraint Thomas takes overall victory at Paris-Nice; Chantal Blaak wins the Ronde van Drenthe; Zdenek Stybar leads a snow-affected Tirreno-Adriatico; Leah Kirchmann wins the Drentse Acht van Westerveld; Tinkoff cries foul over motorbikes in Paris-Nice finale; Vincenzo Nibali to skip Giro d’Italia after Tirreno-Adriatico stage cancellation?; Tibco-SVB team bikes stolen from Ronde van …

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Daily News Digest

Bouhanni bounces back to win stage four of Paris-Nice; Stybar takes stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico; Robbie Hucker wins Tour de Taiwan; Matthews: ‘Today was about saving energy’; Thomas hits deck but avoids time loss; Contador’s Paris-Nice ambitions dented by cancelled stage; Beaudin Communique: The smell of bike racing in the morning; Faces of the Future: …

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Cancellara takes two-up sprint from Stybar to win Strade Bianche

For the third time in 10 years, Fabian Cancellara is the winner of Strade Bianche. Outnumbered in the winning move by Etixx-QuickStep riders Gianluca Brambilla and defending champion Zdenek Stybar, with world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) rounding out the group, Cancellara chased down several attacks before launching on the final steep climb into Siena. The …

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Commentary: Why Tony Martin racing the cobbled classics changes everything

When three-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin announced last month that, for the first time in his career, he will focus on the cobblestone classics this season, the entire pro peloton took notice. Why? Because Martin’s participation tipped the scales in favor of an Etixx-QuickStep domination, from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which kicks off the classics season …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Holm says Cavendish may need to pick and choose targets in busy 2016; Drop in level of teams competing in Tour of Qatar; Triple world champion Stybar to ride only one cyclo-cross race this season; Ochowicz states Richie Porte can win a Grand Tour; Spat …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: The Tour of Qinghai Lake; Ivan Basso has testicular cancer; Porte on Sky’s Tour de France GC rivals; War of words (and fists) at Qinghai Lake; Wouter Wippert to sign with Cannondale-Garmin?; Zdenek Stybar extends contract; Debusschere signs for three more seasons; Adam Hansen’s Fear …

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Stybar wins stage six of Tour de France, race leader Tony Martin crashes hard

LE HAVRE, France (CT) – On a day of contrasting fortunes for the Etixx-QuickStep team, Zdenek Stybar jumped away inside the final two kilometres to win the stage while race leader Tony Martin crashed in the finale. Martin badly injured his shoulder and was pushed across the line by three team-mates, nursing his left arm. …

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Degenkolb joins select group with impressive Paris-Roubaix victory

Becoming only the third rider in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year, John Degenkolb took what he regards as his biggest career success when he won a three-man sprint in the famous velodrome. The German rider outsprinted five others to the line, with Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) taking second and Greg …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez takes back-to-back stage wins at the Vuelta a Pais Vasco; Jolien d’Hoore wins stage 1 of the Energiewacht Tour; Manuele Boaro wins the queen stage of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe and takes the overall lead; Lauren Kitchen solos to stage 2 win at …

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