Zdenek Štybar opens Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Classics account at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Czech rider outwits rivals to take his second win in seven days

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Zdenek Štybar opened Deceuninck - Quick-Step’s Classics account at the first opportunity on Saturday (March 2), winning an enthralling 74th edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

The Czech was one of a group of five riders who entered the final of the 200km race, and out-thought his rivals, attacking them with 2.7km remaining, winning with a handful of seconds advantage.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.