Stefan Küng

Stefan Küng (born 16 November 1993) is a Swiss cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Groupama–FDJ.[3] He is also a citizen of Liechtenstein.

Stefan Küng
Stefan Küng (2020).jpg
Küng in 2020
Personal information
Full nameStefan Küng
NicknameKing Küng[1]
Born (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 26)
Wil, St. Gallen
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13 st 1 lb)
Team information
Current teamGroupama–FDJ
DisciplineRoad, track
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Amateur team
2013–2014BMC Development Team
Professional teams
2015–2018BMC Racing Team
2019–Groupama–FDJ[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2017–2020)

CareerEdit

Küng won the individual pursuit at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, after beating Jack Bobridge in the final. Küng only took the lead in the final 250 metres. In the 2015 Tour de Romandie, he grabbed the biggest victory of his career at that point in solo fashion. On a cold rainy day, he was part of the early breakaway and dropped his fellow escapees some 30 kilometers before the line, resisting to their return while riding toward victory in Fribourg.[4] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[5]

Major resultsEdit

RoadEdit

2010
7th Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
2011
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
1st Tour de Berne juniors
Games of the Small States of Europe
2nd   Road race
2nd   Time trial
3rd Overall Internationale Junioren Driedaagse
3rd Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Stage 6
10th Overall Grand Prix Rüebliland
2013
National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
Games of the Small States of Europe
1st   Time trial
5th Road race
1st Giro del Belvedere
3rd Chrono Champenois
6th Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
9th Tour de Berne
2014
UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour de Normandie
1st   Young rider classification
1st Prologue
1st Flèche Ardennaise
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
4th Chrono Champenois
8th Tour de Berne
10th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23
2015
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st Volta Limburg Classic
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie
4th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2016
1st Stage 5 (TTT) Eneco Tour
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
9th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2017
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
Tour de Romandie
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 (ITT) BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 1–2
2018
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Tour de Suisse
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 9 (ITT)
1st Stage 2 (ITT) BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Tour de France
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
7th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
10th E3 Harelbeke
2019
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Tour du Doubs
1st Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Volta ao Algarve
UCI Road World Championships
3rd   Road race
10th Time trial
3rd Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
4th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
8th Overall BinckBank Tour
9th Binche–Chimay–Binche
2020
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF 60
  Tour de France 79 53 96
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

TrackEdit

2011
1st   Madison (with Théry Schir), UEC European Junior Championships
1st   Omnium, National Junior Championships
2013
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Madison (with Théry Schir)
1st   Individual pursuit, National Championships
3rd   Individual pursuit, UCI World Championships
2014
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit
UCI World Championships
2nd   Individual pursuit
3rd   Madison (with Théry Schir)
2015
1st   Individual pursuit, UCI World Championships
UEC European Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Team pursuit
National Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Points race
1st   Madison (with Théry Schir)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stefan Küng décroche le bronze lors du clm des M23" [Stefan Küng Wins Bronze at the U23 Time Trial]. Le Matin (Switzerland) (in French). 22 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Groupama-FDJ confirm 28 riders for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Groupama - FDJ". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Stefan Kung solos to Romandie win in rainy stage 4". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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