Zdenek Stybar optimistic ahead of Paris-Roubaix

"I always look ahead and I can easily forget about the past."

Zdenek Stybar wins the Elite Mens world championships in 2014

(Image credit: Watson)

Zdenek Stybar doesn't carry any regret from last year's Paris-Roubaix, where he clipped a spectator and lost his chance for a podium place. Instead, the reigning cyclo-cross world champion looks ahead to Sunday when he will pit himself against time trial men like Brad Wiggins and last year's winner, Fabian Cancellara.

"Wiggins has time trial abilities, in Paris-Roubaix maybe that's more important than having technical skills," Stybar said.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.