Worlds bronze medal confirms Küng's place in time trial hierarchy

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 25 Podium Stefan Kung of Switzerland Bronze medal Celebration Mask Covid Safety Measures during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Men Elite Individual Time Trial a 317km race from Imola to Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ITT ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 25 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Stefan Küng of Switzerland took bronze medal at the Worlds time trial in Imola (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The contenders for the elite men’s time trial at the 2020 Road World Championships could be divided between those who rode the Tour de France and those who prepared specially for Imola, but Stefan Küng (Switzerland) toggled between the two competing schools of thought en route to his bronze medal finish.

Fresh from his time trial victory at the European Championships, Küng lined up as part of Thibaut Pinot’s retinue at the Tour de France, but he had the blessing of his Groupama-FDJ team to leave the race early in order to fine-tune his Worlds preparation.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.