Zdenek Stybar Medical Update After Crash

15-Aug-2014: OPQS communicates that the condition of Zdenek Stybar is improving. Stybar underwent reconstructive surgery on wounds in the area of his mouth last night. The surgery went well, and was performed by Professor Gerd Fabré. Surgery included both internal and external stitches. Medical staff also replaced three teeth that Stybar lost in the impact with the ground. Due to difficulty … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar Launches Long For Win At Eneco Tour

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step rider Zdenek Stybar rewarded the work of OPQS in a spectacular finale of the 2nd stage in the Eneco Tour. A three-rider breakaway, which was down to just one rider with about 11km to go, was completely caught with 4.6km remaining in the race. A select group, led by Belkin and a full gas OPQS, were left to decide the stage. But attacks were still flying with 1.5km to … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar UCI World Cyclocross Champion For 3rd Time

02-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar and Belgian rider Sven Nys battled like prize fighters in the UCI World Cyclocross Championship on Sunday, going blow for blow with each passing lap, taking advantage of their strengths in various parts of the course, and refusing to give up despite crashes and fatigue. Stybar — who animated the race immediately and … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar to Race the UCI World Cyclocross Championship

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 … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar Takes Vuelta 7th Stage, Nibali Retains Lead

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MAIRENA DE ALJARAFE , Spain, Aug 30, 2013 (AFP) - The Czech Republic's Zdenek Stybar, riding for Omega, edged the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain on Friday as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali held on to the overall lead. Stybar narrowly claimed the day's honors after a 205.9km ride from Almendralejo to Mairena de Aljarafe from Belgian world road race champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC). … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar Wins Eneco Tour Stage, Arnaud Demare Retains Lead

BRUSSELS, Brussels Capital Region, Aug 14, 2013 (AFP) - Zdenek Stybar of the Czech Republic won the third stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Wednesday, as France's Arnaud Demare retained the overall lead. Former world cyclo-cross champion Stybar, riding for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, beat Argentina's Ariel Maximiliano Richeze of Lampre and Dutchman Lars Boom of the … [Read more...]

OPQS Rider Update: Surgery for Zdenek Stybar

02-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar underwent surgery this morning to his right knee due to inflammation of a prepatellar tissue. The surgery was performed by professor Bellemans at the AZ Gasthuisberg Leuven. The surgery went well and Stybar is already at home. Stybar has to observe a three week rest period before he can start training again. "We … [Read more...]

Stybar And The Cyclo-Cross Season

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After the on-road training camp in Mallorca with the rest of the OPQS Cycling Team, Zdenek Stybar will return to his first love, cyclo-cross, for a brief period of time. It will be a short but very intense interlude for the Czech champion. Stybar will be racing in Essen on December 22nd. After the Christmas break, his schedule will get intense. On December 26th he will race at World Cup in … [Read more...]

Stybar Performs London Recon

31-May-2012: Zdenek Stybar was in London earlier this week for the presentation of "Cyclo-Cross," a photo book by photographer Balint Hamvas. Stybar also performed reconnaissance of the 2012 Summer Olympic course. "The parcours is difficult, so it is for strong guys," Stybar said. "The climb is quite serious, so at the finish we'll have a little group of strong riders. It won't be so easy and … [Read more...]

Stybar Wins As Engoulvent Retains Dunkirk Lead

CASSEL, France, May 7, 2012 (AFP) - Czech rider Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma) won the fourth stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk on Monday after a late escape during the undulating finale to the 183.3km race. Frenchman Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) did enough to hold on to the race leader's pink jersey. Engoulvent will take a 43sec lead over Stybar into the fifth and final stage of … [Read more...]