Styby took ninth place in his first MTB race of the season, the fifth round of the Fidea Cup in St. Vith. Unfortunately he had stomach problems aduring the race. „I've been having these problems since we returned from stage race in Serbia. I was not 100 per cent fit, but I really wanted to start. I didn't feel well during the first two laps and I thought about abandoning the race.My stomach problems were just getting worse and worse. I had to use the toilet and I needed to choose a place where it was possible and just go :-) This is the first time something like that has happened to me in my career. I lost maybe three minutes, but I got back on the bike and managed to finish the race,“ said Styby.
„I started to feel little bit better and last three laps were ok. I had the third quickest time in one lap, so it was not too bad,“ said Stybe after the race, which won by another cyclocross rider, Sven Nys.
„I hope all the health problems are finally behind me now and that I'll remain healthy,“ Zdenek said.
Styby's next start will be the Czech Tour, a stage race on the road which begins on 8 July.
By on 05/07/2010