Zdenek Stybar snaps up 17th win for Etixx-QuickStep ahead of Classics

Belgian squad Etixx-QuickStep has been the most successful team of the 2016 season so far

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Zdenek Stybar took Etixx–QuickStep's 17th win so far this season today in Tirreno-Adriatico. It is the most successful team and most diverse too, with 10 cyclists contributing to those victories. Stybar's first 2016 win comes after his Strade Bianche near miss and just ahead of the important classics campaign.

The Czech attacked around three kilometres away from the finish in Pomarance, sat in the sunny hills of Tuscany. Despite Tinkoff pulling behind for World Champion Peter Sagan, Stybar held an eight-second gap through twists in the road, and on the descents and rises. After the small kick to Pomarance, victory was his by one second over Sagan and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data).

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