Zinaida Stahurskaja was a strong road cyclist. In 2000, she was Road World Champion in French Plouay. In the same year she won the overall classification of the Giro della Toscana; In 2002 she won at this stage race in second place, as well as the Giro d' Italia feminile. Also in 2002 she was the Grande Boucle Féminine win. They also recorded numerous stage wins in Tours for themselves.
Stahurskaja also took three times on the road race at the Olympic Games in part, 1992, 1996 and 2004, but could not occupy the front seats.
2005 Zinaida Stahurskaja was tested positive to the substance stanozolol doping and banned for two years. During a search of her house in Italy - she was married to an Italian - many illegal drugs were found. In 2009 she was killed in a training accident in their white native Russia, where she was because of the national championships, was killed when she was hit by a car.