Küng earns BinckBank Tour race lead after time trial success

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 9, 2017

Switzerland's Stefan Küng moved into the race lead at the BinckBank Tour by winning the second stage.

The Swiss national time trial champion used his expertise in the discipline to good effect on the nine kilometres course in Voorburg.

A number of hopefuls for the stage victory crashed, including world time trial champion Tony Martin of Germany, while others opted to ride cautiously.

Poland's Maciej Bodnar, victor of the the penultimate stage of this year's Tour de France in a time trial, finished as the runner-up.

The Swiss national time-trial champion completed the 9km race against the clock around Voorburg near The Hague in 10min 58sec to push Pole Maciej Bodnar into second place by four seconds, with Giro d'Italia victor Tom Dumoulin, the Dutch time-trial champion, third at 5sec.

Stage 1 victor Peter Sagan posted one of the best rides of the day to finish 17th, easily the best of the riders who started amongst him in the conditions, whilst also giving his chance of overall victory a huge boost given that he lies just 15 seconds behind Kung, now the race leader, in the overall standings with all of his preferred terrain to come.

Küng now heads the standings, with the BMC Rider four seconds clear of Bodnar.

Of the later starters, barring Sagan, both Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) managed to post very respectable times in the Top 10 although most of the riders were happy to stay upright and in one piece in the pouring rain.

Altre relazioni OverNewsmagazine

Discuti questo articolo