News – Stybar Stays with Quickstep


Etixx – Quick-Step extends contract of Tour de France stage winner Zdenek Stybar for two more seasons

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News – Stybar Stays with Quickstep - Czech Rider Stays With Team for 2016 & 2017

13-Jul-2015: Etixx – Quick-Step is proud to announce that the team reached an agreement with Zdenek Stybar to extend his contract for the next two seasons.


Photo: Etixx – Quick-Step/Tim De Waele

The Czech rider, victor in the Le Havre finale of Tour de France Stage 6 (above), will ride with the team of Patrick Lefevere for the next two seasons (2016-2017).

“I’m really happy to announce this news,” Stybar said. “I’m really happy that I can continue with this team for two more years. I would like to thank team owner Zdenek Bakala, who is Czech like I am, and Patrick Lefevere for the trust they showed in me. Their trust gives me a boost of self-confidence and the will to do work hard and do well.”

“I got one of my biggest opportunities in my cycling career with Etixx – Quick-Step. I was able to be successful in cyclocross, and then transition to road racing where I’ve participated in the biggest races in the world, including the cobbled races that I love. I’ve won a few races already on the road and would like to try and win more. I am excited to stay with this team, which has Belgian roots but an international influence”.

“So we can grow up in a multicultural environment, and benefit from each other as a group and individuals. I have to also say the team has a good spirit. We are good friends and something important to me. It’s a big reason why I want to stay for two more seasons. We even have the best materials in the pro peloton, which gives me confidence as I continue to grow as a road rider with cyclocross roots.”


“We are really satisfied with this agreement,” Etixx – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere said. “We believed and we invested in Zdenek when he passed from cyclocross to road racing. Zdenek is a committed guy that did a lot of progression in those years. Zdenek is a fighter and a guy who knows what he wants. He won already great races, such as a stage at La Vuelta, at Le Tour, Eneco Tour, and Strade Bianche. But we strongly believe that the best in his case has yet to come.”

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