Tour de France: Stefan Küng happy with performance despite losing out on stage victory to Pogačar

The European champion says that Pogačar wasn't who he thought would be the main threat for the stage win

Stefan Küng riding to second on stage five of the Tour de France 2021
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Stefan Küng took second place at stage five time trial of the Tour de France 2021 just 18 seconds behind Tadej Pogačar with Küng saying he was happy with his ride, even though he didn't win.

The Groupama-FDJ rider came into the stage as joint-favourite alongside Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and it did look like, at least for Küng, that it was heading in that direction.

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