Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stefan Küng: I knew I was able to win on my terrain
Apr 18 2021 06:07 am CET

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stefan Küng: I knew I was able to win on my terrain
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stefan Küng: I knew I was able to win on my terrain
Photo of Stefan Küng (c)Groupama-FDJ

Groupama-FDJ's Stefan Küng has taken the overall win at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana after setting the best time at the individual time trial.

The Swiss time trial national champion completed the circuit of 14.3 kilometres in 16 minutes and 12 seconds, being 11 seconds faster than Movistar's Nelson Oliveira. Enric Mas, who started the day on top of the General Classification, was on his way of taking the overall win when he suffered a puncture on the last kilometre that took him out of the GC fight.

"I felt very confident considering how I had been going in the previous days," said Küng. "I knew I was able to win on my terrain. However, I still needed to execute and everything was done perfectly. As usual, the bike was prepared like a rocket. The staff did their part and then it was up to me to let the legs do the talking. The time trial was mainly headwind. It was an advantage for me because it made it more difficult and I was able to make the difference as a pure specialist. I did my best and I’m happy with my performance. I wanted to give the maximum because I knew that by doing a good time, the GC win was still doable."

"The team performance shows that we are doing very well with the equipment and the preparation, and that we know how to execute everything on D-Day,When a rider wins and his teammates are far away, you can put it down to the rider’s talent. When you have a team performance like today, it’s just proof that the job done by the team is paying off. It’s really nice and I really have the feeling that we have passed a milestone with this new bike."


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STEFAN KÜNG
GROUPAMA - FDJ





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