Zdeněk Štybar

Zdeněk Štybar (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzdɛɲɛk ˈʃtɪbar]; born 11 December 1985) is a Czech professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team.[2] While best known as a cyclo-cross racer, in 2011 Štybar began his professional road career while continuing to race cyclo-cross.

Zdeněk Štybar
Harelbeke - E3 Harelbeke, 27 maart 2015 (G16).JPG
Štybar at the 2015 E3 Harelbeke
Personal information
Full nameZdeněk Štybar
NicknameŠtyby
Born (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 36)
Planá, Czechoslovakia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Cyclo-cross
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist (Road)
Professional teams
2005–2011Fidea
2011–Quick-Step[1]
Major wins
Cyclo-cross
World Championships (2010, 2011, 2014)
National Championships (2008–2013)
UCI World Cup (2009–10)
Superprestige (2009–10)
Road

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2015)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2013)

Stage races

Eneco Tour (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014, 2017)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2019)
E3 BinckBank Classic (2019)
Strade Bianche (2015)

CareerEdit

Early life and cyclo-cross careerEdit

 
Stybar at the 2011 Cyclo-cross Zonhoven

Štybar was born in Planá u Mariánských Lázní.

Following consecutive second places in 2008 and 2009, Štybar won the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in his home nation.

In 2011, he won the World championships for a second time.

Quick-Step (2011–present)Edit

In March 2011, Stybar joined the UCI World Tour team Quick-Step to combine his cyclo-cross career with a career in road cycling.[3]

In 2012 he pulled off a victory on the road by winning a stage in the Four Days of Dunkirk.

In 2013, Štybar came in sixth in Paris–Roubaix. He was in contention for the victory as he was part of the leading trio with Sep Vanmarcke and Fabian Cancellara when he hit a spectator, causing him to slow down to clip in his pedals. He tried to get back to the two leaders, but to no avail.[4] In August of the same year, Štybar took the overall victory in the Eneco Tour – part of the UCI World Tour – winning two stages in the process.[5] Later that month, Štybar won stage 7 of the 2013 Vuelta a España beating world champion Philippe Gilbert in a sprint finish in Mairena del Aljarafe.[6]

In 2014, Štybar won the World Cyclo-cross championships for a third time in an intense battle with defending world champion Sven Nys.[7]

In trying to defend his title in the 2014 Eneco Tour, Stybar crashed into the steel barriers in the fourth stage near the finish line and had to undergo hospitalization.[8] He broke and lost his front upper teeth in the crash.[9] Upon his return, he complained to the UCI that the same dangerous barriers were used in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.[10] His first victory upon his return was Binche–Chimay–Binche, where he attacked inside two kilometers to go on a small cobbled climb after being led out by his teammate Niki Terpstra at the foot of the rise. Štybar had time to celebrate, coming in 2 seconds before John Degenkolb and the charging sprinters.[11]

 
Stybar at the 2017 Tour de France

In 2015, Stybar won the Italian Classic Strade Bianche. He also had a good Belgian classics campaign. He finished second in E3 Harelbeke behind Geraint Thomas.[12] At the Tour of Flanders, his false set of front teeth he broke in 2014 rattled loose as he was riding a cobbled climb and he had to take them off. He still managed to finish the race in ninth position.[9] He grabbed second place in Paris–Roubaix, being outsprinted by John Degenkolb at Roubaix Velodrome.[13]

Stybar was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[14] He met success on Stage 6, where he powered away on a short but steep incline situated a few hundred meters before the finish line in Le Havre. He kept Peter Sagan from reaching him, crossing the line with a two seconds advantage over the reduced group.[15]

Stybar finished second in the 2016 Strade Bianche after being outsprinted by fellow escapee Fabian Cancellara at the finish in Siena. The following week, he won the second stage of the 2016 Tirreno–Adriatico after a late solo attack, to take the race lead.[16] He finished seventh overall in the race.

Stybar finished second behind Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) at the 2017 Paris–Roubaix, in a five-man sprint finish in Roubaix Velodrome.[17]

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[18] In 2019, he once again placed in the top 10 at Paris–Roubaix, his sixth top-ten finish at the race.

Major resultsEdit

Cyclo-crossEdit

2001–2002
1st   National Junior Championships
3rd UCI World Junior Championships
2002–2003
3rd UCI World Junior Championships
2004–2005
1st   UCI World Under-23 Championships
1st   National Under-23 Championships
3rd Overall UCI Under-23 World Cup
2nd Nommay
3rd Hofstade
2005–2006
1st   UCI World Under-23 Championships
Under-23 Superprestige
2nd Sint-Michielsgestel
2nd Vorselaar
3rd Gavere
3rd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
Under-23 Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd Koppenbergcross
2nd Hasselt
2nd Azencross
3rd   UEC European Under-23 Championships
2006–2007
1st Kermiscross
1st Harderwijk
1st Fae' di Oderzo
UCI Under-23 World Cup
1st Treviso
2nd Hofstade
Under-23 Superprestige
1st Ruddervoorde
2nd Sint-Michielsgestel
2nd Gavere
2nd Diegem
2nd Vorselaar
2nd Bollekescross
2nd Diegem
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
2nd   UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd National Championships
2nd Steenbergcross
2nd Houtlandcross
3rd Scheldecross
2007–2008
1st   National Championships
UCI World Cup
1st Kalmthout
Toi Toi Cup
1st Louny
1st Plzen
1st Podborany
1st Fae' di Oderzo
2nd   UCI World Championships
3rd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Koppenbergcross
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
4th Overall Superprestige
2nd Ruddervoorde
2nd Bollekescross
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
3rd Diegem
2008–2009
1st   National Championships
2nd   UCI World Championships
Superprestige
1st Diegem
3rd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Overall UCI World Cup
2nd Tábor
2nd Roubaix
3rd Duinencross
3rd Milan
3rd Zonhoven
3rd Neerpelt
3rd Tervuren
Toi Toi Cup
3rd Hlinsko
2009–2010
1st   UCI World Championships
1st   National Championships
1st   Overall UCI World Cup
1st Koksijde
1st Igorre
1st Roubaix
2nd Treviso
2nd Nommay
2nd Kalmthout
2nd Hoogerheide
3rd Plzeň
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Bollekescross
1st Vorselaar
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
2nd Diegem
2nd Zonhoven
3rd Ruddervoorde
3rd Gavere
1st Tervuren
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Hasselt
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs
3rd Citadelcross
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
3rd Azencross
Toi Toi Cup
1st Stribro
1st Podborany
2nd Kermiscross
2nd Neerpelt
3rd Scheldecross
3rd Jaarmarktcross
2010–2011
1st   UCI World Championships
1st   National Championships
1st Kermiscross
1st Bredene
UCI World Cup
1st Aigle
1st Plzeň
2nd Duinencross
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Citadelcross
2nd Hasselt
3rd Azencross
3rd Overall Superprestige
1st Ruddervoorde
1st Zonhoven
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs
3rd Diegem
Toi Toi Cup
1st Stribro
1st Louny
2nd Kasteelcross
2nd Eeklo
3rd Heerlen
2011–2012
1st   National Championships
Toi Toi Cup
1st Stribro
1st Baden
1st Kermiscross
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd Ronse
2nd Hasselt
2nd Azencross
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs
3rd Koppenbergcross
3rd Overall UCI World Cup
1st Liévin
2nd Tábor
2nd Heusden-Zolder
2nd Hoogerheide
3rd Plzeň
3rd Overall Superprestige
1st Bollekescross
1st Middelkerke
3rd Gavere
2nd Bredene
2012–2013
1st   National Championships
BPost Bank Trophy
2nd Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
UCI World Cup
3rd Heusden-Zolder
Superprestige
3rd Diegem
3rd Bredene
2013–2014
1st   UCI World Championships
1st Bredene
BPost Bank Trophy
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
UCI World Cup
3rd Heusden-Zolder

RoadEdit

2005
8th Gran Premio della Liberazione
9th Overall Giro delle Regioni
2006
1st Stage 6 Volta a Lleida
1st Stage 3 Tour des Pyrénées
2007
3rd Grand Prix Criquielion
2010
1st Prologue Okolo Slovenska
2011
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
2012
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 4
10th Paris–Tours
2013
1st   Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stages 3 & 7
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Paris–Roubaix
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche
1st Stage 2 Eneco Tour
5th Paris–Roubaix
7th Milan–San Remo
10th Clásica de San Sebastián
2015
1st Strade Bianche
1st Stage 6 Tour de France
2nd E3 Harelbeke
2nd Paris–Roubaix
3rd Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 4
3rd Vuelta a Murcia
5th Overall Tour of Britain
7th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
9th Tour of Flanders
2016
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Strade Bianche
2nd Binche–Chimay–Binche
3rd Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
7th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 2
7th Overall Eneco Tour
8th Tour of Flanders
8th Gran Piemonte
2017
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Paris–Roubaix
4th Strade Bianche
9th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2018
1st   Points classification, BinckBank Tour
6th Bretagne Classic
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
7th Strade Bianche
8th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Paris–Roubaix
9th E3 Harelbeke
10th Tour of Flanders
2019
1st E3 BinckBank Classic
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Strade Bianche
6th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5
8th Paris–Roubaix
2020
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a San Juan
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Strade Bianche
2021
5th E3 Saxo Bank Classic
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
7th Primus Classic

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Giro d'Italia 80
  Tour de France 103 102
  Vuelta a España 76 DNF 63 55 102 133

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Milan–San Remo 66 7 56 142 67 19 37 68
Tour of Flanders 36 18 9 8 67 10 36 73 54
Paris–Roubaix 6 5 2 110 2 9 8 NH 26
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 42
Giro di Lombardia DNF DNF
Classic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 92 29 7 14 20 1 36 125 62
Strade Bianche 1 2 4 7 4 6 62
E3 Harelbeke 40 19 2 15 53 9 1 NH 5 54
Gent–Wevelgem 57 20 38 46 52 8 35 41 25
Dwars door Vlaanderen 21 6 NH 61
Clásica de San Sebastián 45 10 38 28 26 DNF
Paris–Tours 10 71 71
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
NH Not held

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Deceuninck - Quick-Step". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Zdenek Stybar joins Team QUICK STEP". 2011-01-25.
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  6. ^ "Classifications after the stage 7 / Stage". 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  7. ^ "Stybar tops Nys for third UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship title".
  8. ^ "Stybar crashes out of the Eneco Tour". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
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