Zdenek Stybar Thread

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Stybar is OUT of Eneco after a truly gnarly forward somersault while being pinched into the side barriers by a group that was trying to avoid a crash to their right, as they approached the finish line!:(
Z Stybar off to the hospital, immediately.....
 
so Styby is more or less OK - according himself. His own teeth were supposedly put back during the surgery led by the best plastic surgeon in Belgium (according to Styby's father).
Also, Styby is determined to start the Vuelta next week (as stated by his father).
So good news, I guess :D
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Afrank said:
Glad to hear he's okay and he wants to start the Vuelta. Good commitment there. :)
Wtf is that even realistic?

He cut his lips apperently, i remember that when my lips were a bit cut, it hurt like a *****. I can only imagine what pain he must have felt.

A true fighter.
 
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Glad that I'm the first to post today, because I hadn't got much faith in this guy. I was very wrong. Congratulations for today's ride, he rode like a true champion!
 
Aug 4, 2010
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Bushman said:
On his way to Flanders and Roubaix double :cool:
I wonder why he never had a really good result at de ronde...despite that he has better abilities for rvv than PR imho;)
 
Apr 22, 2012
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ILovecycling said:
I wonder why he never had a really good result at de ronde...despite that he has better abilities for rvv than PR imho;)
Because Lefevere never made him leader maybe.

And because he is no Boonen, or no Belgian you can say. And he rode it just twice.
 
Sep 16, 2009
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Kokoso said:
Because Lefevere never made him leader maybe.

And because he is no Boonen, or no Belgian you can say. And he rode it just twice.
Yeah, if he was on a different team he'd win Flanders and Roubaix.
 
Apr 11, 2010
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Sasquatch said:
Yeah, if he was on a different team he'd win Flanders and Roubaix.
...Then there was the year he was looking strong in the winning move ('13 if I recall, with Fabian and Sep) and a spectator took him out. Oddly, I think the same thing happened to Terpstra a few km later.
 
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nepetalactone said:
...Then there was the year he was looking strong in the winning move ('13 if I recall, with Fabian and Sep) and a spectator took him out. Oddly, I think the same thing happened to Terpstra a few km later.
It was indeed '13. But it was Vandenbergh, not Terpstra -- and ?tybar's incident was the second, not the first.
 
Apr 12, 2009
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ILovecycling said:
I wonder why he never had a really good result at de ronde...despite that he has better abilities for rvv than PR imho;)
He thinks the same about his own abilities.
But honestly, RvV isn't just about quality, you need experience on those roads, you even need experience in RvV.

Even thoug he's 29 already, I still coun't him as a young guy on the road.
Last time a young guy won on the road was 22 years ago, with Jacky Durand, but that was after a monster escape. The last real one was 26 years ago with Van Hooidonck!
 
Apr 12, 2009
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Cancellara's first 2 RvVs: 73 & 41 (first top 10 at 4th try)
Boonens first: 24 & 25 (first top 10 at 4th try)
Devolder: 53 & 21 (first top 10 at 5th try)
Van Petegem: 97 & 17 (first top 10 at 3th try)

I know it's not a completely fair comparison, since they all were much younger n their first RvVs, but Boonen for example was 3th in his first roubaix, 24th in RvV the same year.
Roubaix is a much 'easier' race in terms of tactics.
 
Out of the group of 4 leaders I liked all but one to win the race and like I said during the race I probably cursed the 3 I liked and I did :)

I feel nothing for Stybar, but I think the main reason is that he rides for Etixx/Quickstep. Maybe him beating Dumoulin at the Eneco tour and being the better of Boom who is also from cyclocross doesn't help for me as well.

He was great yesterday though.
 
Apr 11, 2010
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scholar said:
It was indeed '13. But it was Vandenbergh, not Terpstra -- and ?tybar's incident was the second, not the first.
Well, call it early onset Alzheimer's.... I DO remember being disappointed!
 
Apr 12, 2009
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18-Valve. (pithy) said:
Not anymore, it isn't. The route change made Flanders much more predictable than it used to be.
That's true :(
Although I think the small revision of last year did make it more balanced again.
 

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