Styby won 1st category race in Tervuren organised by main sponsor of his team, Fidea. He beat all stars including Nys or Albert and celebrated first win from World Cup in Igorre, December 6th.
„I am happy with the win, I waited for it several weeks. I felt great form in last race in Baal, but now everything went well. It is great, that win stayed in our team, all sponsors were happy,“ said Zdenek. His teammate Pauwels was third, Meeusen fourth and Dlask took seventh place.
„I felt very bad before the race. I was tired and I thought, that it won’t be so good. But it was much better during the race. I attacked at the third lap and I had 20 seconds ahead the others. Albert almost caught me, he was mybe 3 seconds behind me, but he had some technical problems, he had to change bike and I rode alone till finnish.“
There was a cold weather and also a snow. „It was ideal preparation for national champiosnhip in Tabor,“ said Styby.
Results: 1. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) 1:01:12, 2. Sven Nys, 3. Kevin Pauwels, 4. Tom Meeusen, 5. Niels Albert (all Bel.), 6. Francis Mourey (Fr.), 7. Petr Dlask (Cze), 8. Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel.).