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"In the end it was an up-and-down season, I had quite a few highlights, but there were also some unfortunate moments."

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STEFAN KÜNG

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06.01.2016 @ 07:00 Posted by Renaud Breban

Stefan Küng had a great 2015 season. In his first year in the pro peloton, he obtained three wins. He won the Volta Limburg Classic, the 4th stage of the Tour de Romandie and the World Championship team time trial title.

 

His season had started badly. The BMC Racing rider had to overcome an illness in the spring, followed by a serious injury which sidelined him for three months until late August. But, despite these setbacks, Stefan Küng had the motivation to find his best of legs to win. "I wanted to learn a lot, to find my place in pro cycling and to take a chance if I had one, in order to win a race. Another goal was to do well in time trials. In the end it was an up-and-down season, I had quite a few highlights, but there were also some unfortunate moments, as the crash in the Giro d’Italia, where I broke a vertebra, and a time when I was sick for a long period", he told Café Roubaix.

 

A highlight was his home win Romandie "I remember waking up that day and having the felling that’s going to happen. In my head it was only how I’m going to win that stage, not if. I checked the parcours, noticed that in the last 50 kilometers there was a strong tailwind, so I decided to go in the break. I attacked from it maybe a little bit early, with about 25 kilometers to go, but I was very confident I can do it and never looked back. It was amazing to win at home, in Switzerland. And, just as Volta Limburg Classic, also that win came in rainy conditions."

 

He also made his grand tour debut at the Giro "The Giro is truly amazing. The people in Italy love this race and are all behind it. First week of the Giro was really hard, also the other riders, with much more experience, said it was one of the hardest first week of a Grand Tour they ever did. What I took out of the race is that for me things become easy day by day. The longer as it goes, the better I am. Things were really good, I was looking forward to the time trial and then I crashed, and although at first I didn’t think it was something too serious, the exams showed that I have a broken vertebra and I was sidelined for three months. Still, despite this, I want to come back to the Giro d’Italia, because it’s a very nice race."

 

But he has a crush for one-day races: "My future lies in the Classics. I’m young now, I have to choose one thing and so I’m going for the Classics. We’ll see if something changes in the future, but right now I want get good results in the one-day races."

 

In 2016 he will have the same program with the spring classics and the Giro d'Italia. But he will be present also on the track. "I will race the World Championships and the Olympic Games."

 

"Last year I won two races, so I think I have to win at least two races again. For sure, I want some victories and to improve more, that’s always my goal. I want to do good at the Olympic Games, and if the team will be in top shape there, I’m sure we can do something special."

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