“One second is not much, but I’m happy to keep the lead”


EFE · Road Competition · 06/07/2021

Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ), leader of the Tour of Switzerland after the dispute of the second stage between Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Lachen, over a route of 173 kilometers, declared that, although “a second is not much”, it feels “happy to defend the lead” of the Helvic round.

The Swiss rider of the Groupama-FDJ team prevailed in the first stage and, in the second, won by the Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), he defended the leader’s jersey for just one second.

“My goal was to defend the jersey and it felt good to do so. It was going to depend on how hard they ran on the last climb, but I gave everything I had. On the plain, he tried to close it as close as possible and held out”Kung confessed, upon reaching the finish line.

“I am happy to hold the lead for another day. A one-second lead isn’t much, but I’ll do my best to keep it”, ready.

The third stage, the longest of the present edition of the Suiza Tower, run between Lachen and Pfaffnau on a 185-kilometer route with the attraction of passing through six lakes.

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