Styby finnished sixth in seventh World Cup race in Zolder. „It was my worst day at the season, I had bad feelings from the start to the end,“ said Zdenek.
„I trained hard in Czech republic in previous days and maybe my body did not adapted for the race. I hope, that tomorrow will be everything much better.“
Key moment of the race came at the half, when Nys fell down and Styby, who was behind him, had to stop. „Albert got maybe 15 seconds,“ explained Zdenek. „My goal was lose at least points. I wanted to catch Nys, but I had not good legs to make it.“
Styby is now second in WC standings, 20 points behind Albert. „We have two races till the end and everything is possible.“
Results: 1. Kevin Pauwels, 2. Niels Albert, 3. Sven Nys (all Bel.), 4. Gerben de Knegt (Ned.), 5. Radomír Šimùnek, 6. Zdeněk Štybar (both Cze), 7. Klaas Vantornout, 8. Bart Aernouts (both Bel.), 9. Steve Chainel (Fr.), 10. Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel.). World Cup standings: 1. Albert 505, 2. Štybar 485, 3. Nys 415, 4. Vantornout 387, 5. Pauwels 335, 6. De Knegt 330.By on 26/12/2009