Kung: I was able to show what I can do on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

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Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) battles over the cobbles at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A Paris-Roubaix third marked just how far Stefan Küng has come as a Classics rider and, while taking to the podium of a Monument was no small feat, the Groupama-FDJ rider is looking at the small cobblestone trophy that comes with the lower podium positions as a reminder of what could be ahead.

It is the seventh time the 28-year-old has ridden Paris-Roubaix, but never before has he finished above 11th place though after a run of top-ten results in the last month, including a podium at E3 Saxo Bank Classic, Küng's expectations changed ahead of this year’s edition.

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