ZDENEK IS THE NEW WORLD CHAMPION!
Phantasy! Styby has become the world champion in Tabor. After great ride he won the elite race with big gap. After 19 years he is the first Czech who took gold in elite category. Zdenek had two silver medals from previous championship in Treviso and Hoogerheide and he showed in Tabor now, that he is no. 1. Thanks Styby!!!
What does it mean for you?
It is unbelievable. To win at home before the Czech fans in such a great atmosphere, it is incredible. I went to the start, that I will fight like a lion. I wanted to ride ma own race and attack from the first lap.
You had a puncture in the first lap. Were you nervous?
No, I stayed cool. It was only beginning of the race and I felt very strong. There was no panic, I started to ride hard and when I got to the head of the race, I attacked again.
How do you like a rainbow jersey?
My dream is filled. I wanted the jersey too much. I have it now and I want to show to everybody, that the jersey is in right hands.
Results 1. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) 01:08:58 2. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) + 21 3. Sven Nys (Bel) + 38 4. Martin Bina (Cze) + 40 5. Francis Mourey (Fra) + 56 6. Martin Zlamalik (Cze) + 1:02 7. Christian Heule (Swi) + 1:07 8. Radomir Simunek (Cze) + 1:18 9. Gerben de Knegt (Ned) + 1:49 10. Bart Wellens (Bel) + 2:13By Jan on 31/01/2010