Stefan Küng feels benefit of new UCI-legal time trial position

Stefan Kung in the Volta ao Algarve TT
Stefan Kung in the Volta ao Algarve TT (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Stefan Küng suspected the new UCI rules regarding time trial set-ups would play in his favour, and the Swiss star received emphatic confirmation with victory on the final stage of the Volta ao Algarve.

Küng altered his position over the winter after the UCI modified its stipulations for time trial handlebar extensions to allow for greater variety according to height. Standing more than 190cm tall, Küng already had dispensation for the maximum level of horizontal reach, but now has a 40% increase in vertical reach. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.