Stefan Küng wins opening TT and leads GC in Tour de Suisse
Jun 07 2021 08:44 am CET

Stefan Küng wins opening TT and leads GC in Tour de Suisse
Stefan Küng wins opening TT and leads GC in Tour de Suisse
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Groupama-FDJ's Stefan Küng has taken the victory of the opening stage at the Tour de Suisse and is the first GC leader of the race.

The start of the 84th edition of the Swiss race was a 10.9-kilometre individual time trial in Frauenfeld and the local riders had the opportunity to shine. Küng -who is the time trial European champion- was one of the favourites to take the stage win, and he reached the expectations by completing the circuit in twelve minutes.

One threat for his victory on this day was EF Education-Nippo's Stefan Bissenger, who is also from this part of the country. And although he displayed a strong performance, his final time was four seconds slower than his fellow countryman.

From the riders that have the potential to fight for the General Classification, Julian Alaphilippe was the best, stopping the clock 19 seconds slower than Küng. This is also the return race for Tom Dumoulin -the first one with the colours of his new team Jumbo-Visma- and he completed the course 32 seconds slower than the first overall leader.



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