Stybar could make May return after cardiac arrhythmia operation

WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 28 Zdenek Stybar of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Oscar Riesebeek of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix during the 83rd GentWevelgem in Flanders Fields 2021 Mens Elite a 254km race from Ypres to Wevelgem Kemmelberg Belvedre Cobblestones GWE21 GWEmen FlandersClassic on March 28 2021 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Zdenek Stybar tackles the Kemmelberg at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Getty Images)

Zdenek Štybar has said that he could return to the peloton at the end of May after his recovery from surgery to fix a cardiac arrhythmia that was discovered in March.

The Deceuninck-QuickStep rider felt unwell following his appearance at Gent-Wevelgem, where he finished 25th, and hasn't raced since after undergoing a cardiac ablation procedure in early April.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.