The cyclocross world championships kicked off Saturday with the Junior and Under 23 races. Clément Venturini and Lars van der Haar were crowned champions in their respective categories, ahead of Sunday's elite races.
Tomorrow it's Zdenek's turn to defend his rainbow jersey. “Of course I hope I can hold on to it and I'll give it my all to do just that,” the reigning world champion repeated. “But if I have to give it up, so be it. I just hope the new owner will wear it with as much pride as I have.”
Styby's supporters have also found their way to St. Wendel and will try to help their favorite to a second world title in a row.