Zdenek finished sixth in Wednesday’s Sportsman of the year selection in the Czech Republic. The winner was Petra Kvitova, a 21 year old tennis player who won Wimbledon this year. “I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me,” a satisfied Styby said.
“I’m proud to be on such a nice list of great champions,” our world champion said. “I hope we Czechs will do even better next year and perform well at the Olympic Games.” World mountain bike champion, Jaroslav Kulhavy finished second in the voting.
Styby didn’t attend the ceremony. “The Christmas period is very busy for me and I don’t want to run the risk of wasting a lot of energy for a short trip home. That’s mainly because I’ve been very careful with my energy in recent weeks.”