Another race, another podium. Styby was third in GvA in Loenhout, where he won in last year.
He had a good start. „I wanted to be first at least to the finnish of the second round, where are points to general classification. I made it and then I waited for Nys and Albert, because it will be crazy to fight alone in this hard race. Program is very full, I have another race tomorrow, so I can risk too much. I believed to myself, that I will be able to attack in last round, but I lost there in muddy part. I made a small mistake and both guys were 30 metres in front of me. But I am satisfied with podium, race was very hard and there was very cold too,“ said Styby.
Results: 1. Sven Nys, 2. Niels Albert (both Bel.), 3. Zdenek Stybar (Cze), 4. Gerben de Knegt (Ned.), 5. Rob Peeters, 6. Dieter Vanthourenhout (both Bel.). GvA standings (after 5 from 8 races): 1. Albert 121, 2. Nys 116, 3. Stybar 108, 4. Pauwels 76, 5. Aernouts 73.By on 29/12/2009