Kung tops Ganna and Evenepoel in European time trial Champs
Marlen Reusser of Switzerland triumphed in the women’s elite individual time trial at the Road European Championships, while her compatriot Stefan Küng successfully defended his men’s title.
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Both races were held across 22.4 kilometres, and Olympic silver medallist Reusser completed the course in 27min 12.95sec to clinch victory in the women’s event.
Reusser was nearly 20 seconds quicker than her closest challenger Ellen van Dijk. Lisa Brennauer rounded off the podium. Her compatriot Lisa Klein was around 20 seconds further back in fourth.
In the men’s race, Küng was victorious for the second year running. The margin of victory was closer than the women’s race, but Küng’s time of 24:29.85 was 7.70 seconds quicker than second-placed Filippo Ganna.
Remco Evenepoel, winner of the time trial at the Road European Championships in 2019, secured a bronze medal.
“It was a really fast course,” said Kung. “But even though on the way back we had a little tailwind, it was really important to keep some power until the end, with all the corners and the small bridges.
“I knew when I did the intermediate [checkpoint] that I was within reach of the first two [Ganna and Evenepoel]. Normally it’s always my strength to come back in the end, and today I was just pushing and pushing and pushing.”