Zdenek Stybar

Van Avermaet takes Paris-Roubaix from five-rider group in velodrome

After a fast and tactical Paris-Roubaix that saw a reversal of fortunes for many pre-race favorites, Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing took his first Monument victory in the Roubaix velodrome, beating out Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Sebastian Langeveld (Cannondale-Drapac). The victory came as a bit of redemption for Van Avermaet, who …

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Kwiatkowski clocks up second Strade Bianche victory with fine solo ride

Former world road race champion Michael Kwiatkowski raced to his second career victory in Strade Bianche, conquering the legendary white roads again three years after his 2014 win. The Polish rider gave some good news to his Team Sky squad, which has been under pressure of late due to the investigation into the mystery package …

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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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