No jealousy at Deceunick-QuickStep, says Stybar

Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

It was perhaps a measure of Zdenek Stybar's current position in the firmament of galacticos at Deceuninck-QuickStep that he was excused duty at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday with an eye to the weekend's main event, the Tour of Flanders. Tom Boonen once shed light on the hierarchy within Patrick Lefevere's star system by explaining how, following the retirement of Johan Museeuw in 2004, he was promoted from being "a midweek guy" – a winner of races like Gent-Wevelgem and E3 Harelbeke – to a leader trusted with the onerous task of carrying off victory in a Monument. Stybar, already winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the E3 BinckBank Classic, has been the most successful of Deceuninck-QuickStep's quartet of Ronde leaders so far this season, but he insists that his status was no different to a year ago. He will set off from Antwerp on an equal footing with Bob ...

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