Zdenek Stybar ruled out of cyclo-cross season with injury

World champion unlikely to defend his title on home course in the Czech Republic in February

Zdenek Stybar wins the Elite Mens world championships in 2014

(Image credit: Watson)

Cyclo-cross world champion Zdenek Stybar will not compete in the cyclo-cross season this year as he looks to recover from injury in time for the start of the road season.

The Omega Pharma-Quick-Step rider suffered the shoulder injury during the Kermiscross in Ardooie in October, and had to undergo surgery for ligament damage.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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