30-Jan-2014: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar confirmed his presence as a participant in the UCI World Cyclocross Championship in Hoogerheide — which takes place on Sunday, February 2nd— after training on the parcours today.
“I’m in good condition,” Stybar said. “I came from important training sessions in Mallorca and I’m ready to compete. I like the parcours even if today I couldn’t really train on all of it. As I said a few weeks ago, if I decide to do Worlds it is because I feel that I can do well. The podium would be a great result even if the competitors are really strong, especially Sven Nys who showed his class in the last races. I will do my best to be competitive. Normally the parcours will be hard because of the rain the last few days. I like these kind of conditions even if I hope it won’t rain on Sunday. From today till the last day of the race I won’t do much following some decent training in Mallorca. I will take advantage of the next days to recover a bit and find a good set up and feeling with my Specialized Crux bike. I’m really looking forward to the race. Worlds are always special and they gave me a lot of notoriety in the past.”