The American-Swiss BMC Racing Team hold Saturday the power on the opening day of the Tour of Switzerland. It won the team time trial and thuisrenner Stefan Küng may Sunday the leader’s jersey to wear. He was afterwards adored by his colleagues.
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BMC put the best time down at the waypoint and was ultimately twenty seconds faster than the second best team, Sunweb. The team of Greg Van Avermaet had his thuisbodem nothing left to chance: the BMC riders had Thursday three times the circulation explored and Saturday for the race two times. “We took this very seriously. Everyone was very focused”, responded geletruidrager Küng, who was the first across the finish line.
“The team was fantastic. We once again showed why we are one of the best, if not absolutely the best, in the ploegentijdrijden. It means a lot to me that I was chosen to be the first across the line. This is my home. Here I grew up and I did fourteen years ago my first race. The circle is almost round. The yellow sweater to wear in my home game is a dream.”
How strong the 24-year-old Swiss hardrijder was, it appeared from the reactions of the others in his team. “Hat off for Stefan. He flew today. He was ten riders worth. Very impressive,” threw klassementskopman Richie Porte with compliments after his first team time trial since 2015.