Ronde van Vlaanderen: On the Muur with Stefan Küng3. April 2017, Oudenaarde (BEL) — Road Team
This week we're taking a look at some of our favorite images from Ronde van Vlaanderen and telling the story behind the shot. We start with Stefan Küng on the Muur van Geraardsbergen...
“I remember this moment well. It was on the Muur van Geraardsbergen about 90km from the finish. Until then the race had gone pretty well and we were controlling the situation, with Manuel Quinziato doing a good job at the front of the peloton to keep the breakaway under control.”
“I had just crashed when this photo was taken. At the bottom of the Muur I went down which is why I am all alone in this photo as I am trying to make my way back up to the peloton. It was a really crazy moment actually because I am coming up the Muur all alone and the public was going crazy. It was pretty amazing.”
“It was a really cool day for that yesterday. The crowds on the side of the road were really incredible. Sometimes you see it more in the pictures afterwards, just how many people were there and how crazy it must have looked. Because when you are in the race you are kind of in a tunnel. For sure you hear it but you can’t pay too much attention because you are battling with yourself in the race and your focus is on the bike.”