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Leo Konig – “Now other riders know they have to look out for us”


Leo Konig
Leo Konig.

Up until Stage Eight of the 2013 Vuelta, the Czech Republic’s 25 year-old Leo Konig (NetApp-Endura) was best known as the winner earlier this year of the Queen Stage in the United States’ biggest race, the Tour of California.

But his successes are no surprise to those who knew Konig’s previous palmares; especially his GC win in the notoriously hilly 2010 Tour of Austria.

Konig turned pro with Czech Continental team PSK Whirlpool in 2006 and would stay with the team until the end of 2010.

During his time with PSK there were wins in Eastern Europe; but 2010 was the year it all came good with a stage win as well as the GC in Austria – not to mention a stage and GC win in the Czech Cycling Tour as well as stage wins in UCI races in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.