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Zdeněk Štybar (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzdɛɲɛk ˈʃtɪbar]; born 11 December 1985) is a Czech professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step.[1] 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
Born (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 33)
Planá u Mariánských Lázní, Czechoslovakia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamDeceuninck–Quick-Step
DisciplineCyclo-cross and Road
Rider typeCyclo-cross
Classics specialist (Road)
Professional team(s)
Major wins
UCI World Cup
Overall (2009–10)
7 individual races
Overall (2009–10)
6 individual races
GvA Trophy
3 individual races
World Championships (2010, 2011, 2014)
National Championships (2008–2013)

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)



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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2014, Štybar won the World Cyclo-cross championships for a third time in an intense battle with defending world champion Sven Nys.[6]

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.[7] He broke and lost his front upper teeth in the crash.[8] Upon his return, he complained to the UCI that the same dangerous barriers were used in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[8] He grabbed second place in Paris–Roubaix, being outsprinted by John Degenkolb at Roubaix Velodrome.[12]

Stybar was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15] 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.[16]

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[17]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Road racingEdit

1st Stage 6 Volta a Lleida
1st Stage 3 Tour des Pyrénées
1st Prologue Okolo Slovenska
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 4
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Paris–Tours
1st   Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stages 3 & 7
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Paris–Roubaix
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
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
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
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Paris–Roubaix
4th Strade Bianche
9th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
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
1st E3 BinckBank Classic
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Strade Bianche
6th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 5
8th Paris–Roubaix

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 66 7 56 142 67
Tour of Flanders 36 18 9 8 67 10 36
Paris–Roubaix 6 5 2 110 2 9 8
Giro di Lombardia DNF
Classic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 92 29 7 14 20 1
Strade Bianche 1 2 4 7 4
E3 Harelbeke 40 19 2 53 9 1
Gent–Wevelgem 57 20 38 52 8 35
Clásica de San Sebastián 45 10 38
Paris–Tours 10 77
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 80
  Tour de France 103 102
  Vuelta a España 76 DNF 63 IP


1st   National Junior Championships
3rd UCI World Junior Championships
3rd UCI World Junior Championships
1st   UCI World Under-23 Championships
1st   National Under-23 Championships
1st   UCI World Under-23 Championships
3rd UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd National Championships
1st   National Championships
1st Cyclo-cross Kalmthout
2nd UCI World Championships
3rd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
4th Overall Superprestige
2nd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
2nd Bollekescross
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
3rd Superprestige Diegem
1st   National Championships
2nd UCI World Championships
3rd Overall UCI World Cup
2nd Cyklokros Tábor
2nd Cyclo-cross Grand Prix Lille Métropole
3rd Duinencross Koksijde
3rd Trofeo Mamma & Papà Guerciotti
3rd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd Azencross
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
3rd Grand Prix Sven Nys
8th Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st   UCI World Championships
1st   National Championships
1st   Overall UCI World Cup
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Ziklokross Igorre
1st Cyclo-cross Grand Prix Lille Métropole
2nd Grand Prix Lago le Bandie
2nd Grand Prix Nommay
2nd Cyclo-cross Kalmthout
2nd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
3rd Cyklokros Plzeň
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Bollekescross
1st GP Fidea
2nd Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
2nd Superprestige Diegem
2nd Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
3rd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
3rd Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st International Cyclo-Cross Tervuren
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Grand Prix van Hasselt
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
3rd Cyclo-cross Namur
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
3rd Azencross
1st   UCI World Championships
1st Kermiscross
1st Sylvester Cyclo-cross
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Cyclo-cross Namur
2nd Grand Prix van Hasselt
3rd Azencross
3rd Overall Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
3rd Superprestige Diegem
UCI World Cup
1st Cyclophile Aigle
1st Cyklokros Plzeň
2nd Duinencross Koksijde
1st   National Championships
1st Süpercross Baden
1st Kermiscross
2nd Overall Gazet van Antwerpen
2nd GP Mario De Clercq
2nd Grand Prix van Hasselt
2nd Azencross
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
3rd Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
3rd Overall UCI World Cup
1st Cyclo-cross Liévin
2nd Cyklokros Tábor
2nd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
2nd Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
3rd Cyklokros Plzeň
3rd Overall Superprestige
1st Bollekescross
1st Noordzeecross
3rd Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st   National Championships
bpost bank trophy
2nd Azencross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
3rd Superprestige Diegem
1st   World Championships
1st Versluys Cyclo-cross
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
3rd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
4th   National Championships


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