Styby finnished fifth in Koppenberg cross in Oudenaarde. He was angry due to the mistake in last round. It was for the first time at the season, when Styby did not jump to the podium.
„I am very angry. It was my best race at the season, I had the strongest legs. I believed that I am able to beat Albert and Nys. I was all the race in the first group and I felt a lot of power for the end of the race. But when came the last hill, I was on the fifth position there. I lost concentration for one second and lost the race at this time. I had to be in front. It was mistake like from beginner,“ said Zdenek after the prestigious race, which won Sven Nys.
Styby was together with his girlfriend Ine and their dog Hasko in Ostende for few days before the race. „It was nice there, but I also train there. It was not just relax,“ smiles Styby, who will fly to Mallorca on Monday. There he will train till Superprestige race in Hoogstraten.
Results: 1. Sven Nys, 2. Niels Albert, 3. Klaas Vantornout, 4. Kevin Pauwels (all Belgium), 5. Zdeněk Štybar (Czech rep.), 6. Francis Mourey (France). GvA after 2 races: 1. Sven Nys 50, 2. Niels Albert 50, 3. Klaas Vantornout 39, 4. Zdeněk Štybar 38, 5. Kevin Pauwels 32.