Milano-Sanremo didn’t turn out how we hoped it would be for Styby. He and his team Etixx-Quick Step had an very unlucky day. “In the downhill of the Cipressa I hit a dog full speed. The race was over for me then.”
“I think nevertheless I had a good day”, sighs Styby, who eventually finished 142nd. “The rest of the team also had bad luck. Julien Vermote crashed hard due a parked car and Fernando Gaviria went down in the last 300 meters.”
“It’s a shame, because Stijn Vandenbergh and the rest of the team worked hard all day. I hope the dog that I hit is okay. I have nothing really serious, just missing some skin here and there…”, said Styby, who will ride the E3 Prijs in Belgium next Friday.