Styby finished seventh in Milano-San Remo. After 300 kilometers the race ended up in a sprint with a group of 25 riders and it was Alexander Kristoff who had the fastest legs. Mark Cavendish, the leader of Omega Pharma-Quick Step, was fifth.
“The weather was very bad today. I cannot remember a time when it was not raining. We were all wet. We had started with a strong team, but due the rain and cold we lost some strong riders.”
In the final leader Cavendish could still count on Jan Bakelants and our Styby. Bakelants helped Cavendish over the Cipresse, then Styby assisted the British champion on the Poggio. “I expected an attack from Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan. As soon as someone went, I was there.”
“But nobody got away. After the descent I was leading the group so no one could attack. It had to be a sprint. Pity that Cavendish could not finish it off. But I remember that I was in good shape and the distance is no problem for me at all.”By on 24/03/2014