Stefan Küng

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Stefan Küng Road cycling
Stefan Küng as European champion in the single pursuit (2015)
Stefan Küng as European champion
in the single pursuit (2015)
To person
Date of birth November 16, 1993
nation SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland , LiechtensteinLiechtensteinLiechtenstein 
discipline Road , rail
Driver type Time trial (road) / endurance (track)
height 193 cm
Racing weight 83 kg
To the team
Current team Groupama-FDJ
function driver
2004–2012 VC Fischingen
Most important successes
UCI WorldTour
three stages Tour de Romandie
one stage Tour de Suisse
two stages BinckBank Tour
UCI track world championships
2015 Jersey rainbow.svg - individual pursuit
UCI Road World Championships
2019 bronze - road race
2018 bronze - team time trial
2016, 2017 silver - team time trial
2015 Jersey rainbow.svg - team time trial
Last updated: September 29, 2019

Stefan Küng (born November 16, 1993 in Wilen TG ) is a Swiss - Liechtenstein cyclist who is active on track and road .


In 2008, Stefan Küng achieved his first major international success when he finished eighth in the individual time trial at the European Junior Road Championships in Ankara . The following year he won the Bern Tour in the U19 class. In 2011 he was together with Théry Schir Junior European Champion in two-man team driving and also two-time Swiss Junior Champion in the individual time trial on the road and in the Omnium on the track. In the same year he won at the games of the small states of Europe , where Küng for Liechtenstein started, two place in the road race , behind Bob Jungels of Luxembourg , with the team in the team competition and the individual time trial, also behind Jungels. In the same year he won the UIV Cup at the Zurich Six-Day Race .

Since 2013 Küng started in the elite; at the 2012/13 track cycling world cup in Aguascalientes , he finished second in the team pursuit with Tom Bohli , Silvan Dillier and Loïc Perizzolo . At the Games of the Small States of Europe in 2013, he won the gold medal in the individual time trial.

In 2014, Stefan Küng initially won two medals at the Elite Track World Championships . Later that year he became a three-time U23 European champion, on the road in the road race and in the individual time trial, and on the track in the single pursuit. During his first participation in a major tour, he had a serious fall in the twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2015 and broke a thoracic vertebra. In the subsequent road world championships in 2015 , he was with his BMC Racing team world champion in the team time trial and then at the track European Championships in Switzerland Grenchen European champion in the individual pursuit.

In December 2015, Küng fell ill with Pfeiffer's glandular fever , so that he had to forego a start at the 2016 UCI World Championships in London . During the prologue to the Giro d'Italia he fell and a little later again at the Swiss championships in the individual time trial, breaking his collarbone and his left pelvis. These injuries prevented a start at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro . Küng himself spoke of a "bewitched year", even if he and his team from BMC were runner-up at the road world championships in September .

In 2018, Stefan Küng broke his jaw in a fall during the Paris – Roubaix race , which is why he had to do without a start in the domestic Tour de Romandie .





  • MaillotSuiza.svg Swiss champions (juniors) - individual time trial



Stefan Küng at the Swiss Championships 2013





  • European championEuropean Champion (Juniors) - Madison with Théry Schir
  • MaillotSuiza.svg Swiss champions (juniors) - Omnium




  • Jersey rainbow.svg World Champion - Individual Pursuit
  • MaillotSuiza.svg Swiss Champion - Individual Pursuit
  • MaillotSuiza.svg Swiss champions - points race
  • MaillotSuiza.svgSwiss champions - two-man team driving (with Théry Schir )
  • European champion European Champion - Individual Pursuit

Grand Tour placements

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia DNF 60 - - -
Yellow jersey Tour de France - - 79 53 96
Red jersey Vuelta a España - - - - -
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.


References and comments

  1. Stefan Küng has dual citizenship. See: (PDF file; 353 kB)
  2. - Breast vertebrae broken - Küng is out for three to four months. In: May 22, 2015, accessed May 22, 2015 .
  3. After illness: professional cyclist Stefan Küng recovers. In: February 3, 2016, accessed February 6, 2016 .
  4. Stefan Küng has to do without Rio. In: June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016 .
  5. A bewitched year. In: April 23, 2015, accessed November 28, 2016 .
  6. Stefan Küng has to do without the Tour de Romandie after the broken jaw. Neue Zürcher Zeitung , April 10, 2018, accessed on April 10, 2018 .

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