Styby was fifth in 2nd category race in Eeklo. His teammate Bart Wellens celebrated first win of the season.
„I had bad start. Bart attacked soon and we were at the group behind him. I lost few seconds when Tom Meeusen fell off and I had to ride hard to catch the group again. Sven and Dieter attacked three laps before the finnish and I stayed there together with Niels Albert. We went to the sprint, I was in front of him, but I took out shoe out of my pedal and lost fourth place,“ said Zdenek. „But it is not tragedy for me, I have more important race tomorrow.“ Zdenek will fight for overall win in Superprestige in Vorselaar with Niels Albert.
Results: 1. Bart Wellens, 2. Sven Nys, 3. Dieter Vanthourenhout, 4. Niels Albert (all Bel.), 5. Zdenek Stybar (Cze), 6. Kevin Pauwels (Bel.).