Zdenek lived up to his role as the race favorite in his hometown of Stribro. Our world champion finished a minute and a half ahead of second place finisher Jan Denuwelaere. Petr Dlask completed the podium.
Styby had a perfect start. “The nerves went away immediately. The start was really fast, but I took the initiative after a half lap. After the first lap I had a five second lead.”
“I rode on at a fast pace and after a few laps I was two minutes ahead of the others. I eased up a bit at the end and I got my first win of the season.”
It was a good day for Styby. “Not just because I won, but it was just a really nice cross. It was sunny and 24 degrees and there were a lot of supporters! I enjoyed it.”