Styby makes impression but has bad luck in Paris-Roubaix

Styby makes impression but has bad luck in Paris-Roubaix

With a sixth place Styby did an awesome job in his first Paris-Roubaix. But: there was also disappointment. “At Carrefour de l’Arbre there was some photographer in the way and I hit him with my shifter and I nearly crashed. Before I could put my foot back in the pedal I just lost contact with the group.”

“Once you have a gap of 5 to 10 seconds, it's impossible to close on this parcour, especially after 240 kilometers. So on the one hand I am extremely disappointed, but on the other hand, for the first time here on the cobblestones and the Classics, I can be happy I was really close. I did a final and I hope to come back and win this race.”

“I think as a team we did a really perfect job”, Styby continued. "From kilometer zero there was always someone in the breakaway. There was not once a group without our team. So, I think after the bad luck of Tom Boonen we proved we can still do really well as a team. All the group was very focused and motivated in the last days and weeks. We've just always had bad luck. For this race, once we hit the cobbles and saw all those crowds I realized it's very unique to be so lucky and so strong every single second. One moment you can lose everything, or you can win everything.”

By on 07/04/2013