Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) received the 2022 Chrono des Nations, getting his revenge on Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma) after lacking out to the Norwegian on the World Championships final month.
Foss was the shock winner at Worlds in Australia and debuted his rainbow skinsuit on the specialist time trial occasion in France on Sunday.
However he was unable to land his first victory because the time trial world champion, lacking out to Kung by a slim two-second margin.
Matteo Sobrero (BikeExchange-Jayco) rounded out the rostrum.
Kung, who was devastated after beating his main rivals at Worlds however seeing Foss – who he admitted he hadn’t factored into the favourites’ equation – pip him to the gold medal by three seconds.
The Chrono des Nations doesn’t evaluate however Kung at the least completed his season on a excessive, profitable the occasion for the second time in a row.
The Swiss rouleur set a time of 53:29 on the largely flat 45.4-kilometre course. Foss had set the quickest time on the mid-race intermediate checkpoint however Kung completed strongly. The final rider on the street, he sprinted out of the saddle within the residence straight because the clocked ticked in dramatic vogue, crossing the road two seconds to the nice.
Sobrero rounded out the rostrum at 11 seconds, with two-time winner Martin Toft Madsen (BHS-PL Belton Bornholm) fourth forward of Frenchmen Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ) and Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies).
European champion Stefan Bissegger (EF Training-EasyPost) might solely handle seventh place at 1:04.
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