Three Time World Champion Zdenek Stybar To Return To Cyclocross

What Stybar's Return Means For Cross

Three time cyclocross world champion Zdenek Stybar will begin racing cyclocross in December. 

According to his professional road team Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Stybar will compete in the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup Zolder on December 26.

He will then move on to the DVV Trofee and Superprestige series races: Azencross (Loenhout) on December 28 and Diegem on December 30, followed by the GP Sven Nys in Baal on New Year's Day, January 1. 

These events constitute Belgium's revered "Christmas Week" of cyclocross racing, and will be streamed live and on-demand on FloBikes. (The Zolder World Cup will be broadcast in Canada only.)

Stybar, who called cyclocross his "first love," won the cyclocross world championships in 2010 and 2011 before switching his focus to road racing. 

In 2014, Stybar made a late-season entrance to cyclocross racing, eventually beating Sven Nys to win the cyclocross World Championship in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. 

As a road racer, Stybar has won Strade Bianche (2015) and twice finished second at Paris-Roubaix (2015 and 2017).

Stybar's addition to the elite men's field will be welcomed by cyclocross fans. The season has been dominated by Mathieu van der Poel of the Corendon-Circus team.

Van der Poel, a multi-discipline star who is the Dutch national road champion and finished second at the European Road Championships, recently told Sporza that he intends on racing a select number of spring classics on the road. FloBikes will broadcast the majority of the spring classics for viewers in the U.S. and Canada.

Stay tuned to FloBikes.com or the FloSports app to see Stybar compete against Van der Poel.


Yves Laempaert: 'Playtime Is Over When Omloop Starts'

Lampaert Eager For Classics

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Belgian Champion Yves Lampaert begins the "serious" part of his season starting with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on February 29. The race kicks off a string of one-day Cobbled Classics, ending with Paris-Roubaix in April.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Caleb Ewan Charges Up Hatta Dam To Win UAE Stage 2

Australian Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in the second stage of the UAE Tour on Monday, taking the overall lead in the process.

Froome Returns, Ackermann Takes UAE First Stage

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Chris Froome returned to competitive cycling for the first time in eight months as German Pascal Ackermann sprinted to an opening-stage victory on the UAE Tour on Sunday.

Six Dark Horse Picks For The UAE Tour

I&F Show: Quintana Soars & Froome Returns

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

The UAE Tour in 2020 has drawn an impressive field of GC favorites. Tadej Pogacar and Alejandro Valverde enter the race as the two favorites, but a host of worthy challengers will line up in the early season race to test their form.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

UAE Tour Preview: Froome Returns & Sprinters Set To Battle

I&F Show: Quintana Soars & Froome Returns

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Chris Froome's comeback will dominate the second edition of the UAE Tour when it pushes off from Dubai on Sunday, February 23. The event will be Froome's first race back after breaking his leg in June and undergoing extensive rehabilitation.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

The Five Big Favorites For The UAE Tour

As the winner of the 2018 Tour de l’Avenir, Tadej Pogacar entered the WorldTour in 2019 as a young rider with great potential. However, nobody expected what came next.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

How To Watch Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Live And On Demand

The 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will be available live and on demand for FloBikes viewers in the U.S. and Canada on February 29th. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the opening race of the cobbled classics, featuring iconic climbs such as the Muur van Geraardsbergen.

How To Watch Strade Bianche Live And On Demand

The 2020 Strade Bianche will be available live and on demand for FloBikes viewers in the U.S. and Canada on March 7th. The race is classified as a UCI 1.WT, and takes place in the Tuscany region of Italy, along the iconic white gravel roads, or "Strade Bianche."

Become A FloBikes Ambassador Today

FloBikes is launching its first Ambassador Program, and we want you to join the team. Spread the word about FloBikes to friends, family, coworkers, and just about anyone you know who shares a passion for cycling. You'll get paid for every person who signs up for a FloBikes yearly subscription using the links you share!

Is This The Quintana Year? Tour De La Provence Takeaways

The Biggest Moments On Ventoux

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Is this finally the year of Nairo Quintana? After all the podiums, the switch to Team Arkéa-Samsic may have been the boost needed for the Colombian to climb his way to a Tour de France victory.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In