Our world champion won’t be starting Sunday’s race in Kalmthout. Zdenek injured his knee and wants to recover before racing again. “It’s too bad I can't race, but I don’t want to risk putting my season in jeopardy.”
An unfortunate incident following the race in Stribro on Saturday is the cause of Styby’s pain. “I banged my knee in the tent behind the podium. It didn’t seem like anything too serious at the time, but I had a lot of pain during the race in Baden the next day.”
"I'm really bummed I won't be able to race on Sunday, but I think it's only right that I should recover before returning to the races. We're at the beginning of the season and I don't want to run the risk of the problem coming up again during the course of the season and compromising my performance." Hopefully he’ll make his season debut in Belgium on October 9 in Ruddervoorde.