Stefan Küng suffers concussion and broken hand in dramatic European Championships TT crash

Groupama-FDJ's Swiss rider forced to end season as a result of injuries

Stefan Küng at the European Championships
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Stefan Küng suffered a mild concussion, a fractured molar bone and a fractured hand in a dramatic crash in the men's elite time trial at the European Championships on Wednesday.

The Swiss rider crossed the finish line bloodied and with a broken helmet after crashing heavily in the closing kilometres of his attempt. He has been forced to end his season as a result of the injuries; somehow he still managed to finish 11th in the event, which was won by Great Britain's Josh Tarling.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.