Rohan Dennis instead of Stefan Küng
15. June 2019









And secondly, it doesn’t turn out the way you think it will…

At the start of the 83rd Tour de Suisse Stefan Küng was the fastest in the individual time trial of Langnau im Emmental after 4.9 km. At the finish line, however, things looked different. The player from Thurgau remained clearly beaten and in the end, he even had to be happy that he still managed to finish 9th in the top ten. He could not keep up his pace, said the obviously disappointed Küng.

Rohan Dennis took the opposite path. The Australian with the jersey of the time trial world champion on his back was a respectable five seconds behind in the interim. But on the way back from the turning point Dennis set such a high pace that he was even a fraction of a second ahead of Maciej Bodnar (Pol) at the finish. Dennis had already worn the first leader jersey of the Tour de Suisse two years ago. In Cham he had left Stefan Küng behind him by 8 seconds. In Langnau im Emmental Dennis was dressed in the leader jersey by Fabian Cancellara.

Before the Tour de Suisse, Dennis had his last racing assignment in the Tour of California, which ended on 18 May. This was followed by tests in the wind tunnel and a new mould construction in Andorra and Gerona (ESP). “I am glad that the time without victory is finally over. And just like two years ago, I will hardly wear the leader jersey for more than a day. The time credits in stage 2 will speak in favour of my compatriot Michael Matthews,” said Rohan Dennis.

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