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Stefan Küng thread

13 May 2016 14:25

Is he Swiss? Is he a Liechtensteiner? He's raced for both countries, but what I do know is that he's been putting in some gutsy riders since he became a pro cyclist.
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13 May 2016 15:21

Swiss born and raised, but he inherited also Liechtenstein pass from his mother (who was, as far as I know, also born in Switzerland, but her mother was Liechtenstein). He is seen as a new Cancellara here, but let's see how that ends up :) Anyway it is pretty entertaining to watch him race.
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13 May 2016 15:23

He's also doing pretty well after having Epstein-Barr and the end of last year http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kng-sidelined-with-epstein-barr-virus/
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13 May 2016 15:46

* King Küng
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13 May 2016 16:33

BigMac wrote:* King Küng


I like it :D
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13 May 2016 17:15

A very talented rider - We will know more about his true capabilities in two years.
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13 May 2016 18:01

On his way back after the virus that hit him in winter. I expect a monster effort in the TT and possibly a solo win from a breakaway later in the Giro. What an engine.
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14 May 2016 07:56

BigMac wrote:* King Küng


Oh but it's the joke of the century. Stop making me laugh, I get stomach-ache. Waha ...
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14 May 2016 09:21

He needs to ride a bit more intelligently, though. Yesterday he kept squandering energy when it was already crystal clear he was going to be caught, which might be okay for a Caja Rural rider who just wants camera time, but not for a rider who could win stages later in the race.
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14 May 2016 09:36

I expect him to, at the very least, be able to do Cummings-style victories. Küng for a late Champs-Elysées attack please.
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14 May 2016 12:49

Echoes wrote:
BigMac wrote:* King Küng


Oh but it's the joke of the century. Stop making me laugh, I get stomach-ache. Waha ...


Ok......
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26 May 2016 11:06

Kung in the breakaway today, perhaps to assist Daniel Oss.
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26 May 2016 11:38

CheckMyPecs wrote:Kung in the breakaway today, perhaps to assist Daniel Oss.

I'd say it's the other way around.
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26 May 2016 11:46

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CheckMyPecs wrote:Kung in the breakaway today, perhaps to assist Daniel Oss.

I'd say it's the other way around.

Oss is way faster in a sprint, though.
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Cance > TheRest wrote:
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CheckMyPecs wrote:Kung in the breakaway today, perhaps to assist Daniel Oss.

I'd say it's the other way around.

Oss is way faster in a sprint, though.

He was in the break yesterday and spent a lot of energy. None of them has many chances of winning such a stage anyway.
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26 May 2016 11:51

SafeBet wrote:
Cance > TheRest wrote:
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CheckMyPecs wrote:Kung in the breakaway today, perhaps to assist Daniel Oss.

I'd say it's the other way around.

Oss is way faster in a sprint, though.

He was in the break yesterday and spent a lot of energy. None of them has many chances of winning such a stage anyway.


Küng will have to get away earlier and build up a Nice advantage but I'm not sure thats possible with Trentin there + a couple of Tinkoff riders.
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27 Jun 2016 18:10

Küng was apparently riding at over 100 km/h when he crashed during the Swiss ITT championships.
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