Stefan Küng surprised to top Mas for GC lead in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2021 - 72nd Edition -4th stage Xilxes - Playa Almenara 14,3 km - 17/04/2021 - Stefan Kung (SUI - Groupama - FDJ) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021
Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) takes GC lead after stage 4 win at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Stefan Küng was a favourite to win the stage 4 time trial Saturday, but even he was surprised that the fastest time in the race against the clock at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana would bring him more than a stage victory – the leader’s jersey.

The Groupama-FDJ rider started seventh in the general classification at the start line in Xilxes, and his win bumped Enric Mas (Movistar) from the GC lead, who is now in third by 36 seconds. It also gave Küng a six-second advantage over another Movistar rider, Nelson Oliveira, who is second in GC now with his second-place finish in the time trial.

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