World Championships cancellation disappoints Pinot and Küng

Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot on the opening stage of the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné
Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot on the opening stage of the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Groupama-FDJ teammates Thibaut Pinot and Stefan Küng have both expressed their disappointment at the decision made on Wednesday to cancel the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Switzerland. "It's a shame," said Pinot, who would likely have been among the favourites for the rainbow jersey on the tough road race course in Martigny. "I've had it as an objective for three years, since the course was announced, so naturally it's a disappointment."

Swiss rouleur Küng had recently announced that he was considering leaving the Tour de France a few days before its Paris finale in order to focus on trying to win gold in his home nation in the time trial event, which was set to clash with the Tour's final stage.

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