Lennard Kämna (born 9 September 1996) is a German professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe. He rode with Team Stölting in 2015, before his team and Cult Energy Pro Cycling merged for the 2016 season.
|Full name||Lennard Kämna|
|Born||9 September 1996|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)|
At the age of 14, Kämna left his family home in Bremen to attend a sports school in Cottbus. In 2014, he became the junior world champion in the individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships, having already won the German and European championships at the same level earlier in the year.
A year later, he finished third in the under-23 time trial at the World Championships in Richmond. His effort was impeded by strong winds and light rain, a fact that benefited first and second placed Mads Würtz Schmidt and Maximilian Schachmann, who both started earlier in the day. In June 2015, he also became the German under-23 champion in the time trial. In his first year as a professional, he won the German under-23 Bundesliga and became German mountain champion (Deutsche Bergmeisterschaften). On 14 September 2016, Kämna won the gold medal in the under-23 time trial event at the European Road Championships in Plumelec, France.
He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España, and completed 17 stages of the race. At the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, Kämna was part of the Team Sunweb squad that took the gold medal in the men's team time trial competition, and went on to claim the silver medal in the under-23 road race behind Benoît Cosnefroy. In June 2018 Sunweb announced that Kämna would take a break from cycle racing "reflect on his long-term career goals", having not raced since Milan-San Remo earlier that year due to illness. In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.
Kämna took his first senior individual race win at the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné, where he won the fourth stage. Shortly afterwards he rode the 2020 Tour de France, where he took his first Grand Tour stage win on stage 16 of the race, attacking a reducing lead group on the penultimate climb and being joined by Richard Carapaz, and subsequently countering an attack by Carapaz and building up a lead on the descent and the last climb to win by one and a half minutes. He had previously narrowly missed out on the win on the thirteenth stage of the race, losing out in the final sprint to Daniel Martínez at the summit finish on Puy Mary.
- 1st Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
- 1st Time trial, UEC European Junior Road Championships
- 1st Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
- 1st National Junior Hillclimb Championships
- 3rd Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
- 1st Stage 2b (ITT)
- 1st Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
- 1st Stage 4 Giro della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
- UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
- 6th Overall Course de la Paix Under-23
- 9th Giro del Belvedere
- 1st Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
- 4th Time trial, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
- 6th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
- UCI Road World Championships
- 5th Overall Tour des Fjords
- 1st Stage 16 Tour de France
- 3rd Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 4th Pollença–Andratx
- 7th Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 1st Stage 4
- 1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||40||33|
|Vuelta a España||DNF||—||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "News shorts: Thomas to ride revolution, Kamna to Cult Energy". cyclingnews.com. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "CULT Energy Pro Cycling continue as CULT Energy-Stölting Group". Cult Energy Pro Cycling. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Cult Energy team saved thanks to new sponsor Stölting Group". cyclingnews.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Kamna takes time out from racing to reflect on long-term career goals". cyclingnews.com. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
- "Straßenrad-WM: Zeitfahrer Kämna gewinnt erstes Gold für Deutschland" (in German). Der Spiegel. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Schmidt wins U23 time trial title at the World Championships". cyclingnews.com. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- Mattis, Felix (26 June 2015). "Kämna: Erfolgreicher Abiturient nun auch U23-Zeitfahrmeister". radsport-news.com (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Bundesliga: Walscheid und Kasper gewinnen in Cottbus - Kämna und Zanner Gesamtsieger 2015". rad-net.de (in German). 13 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Dombrowski, Kämna und Adamietz Deutsche Meister am Berg". rad-net.de (in German). 6 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Kamna wins U23 time trial at UEC European Championships". cyclingnews.com. 14 September 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
- "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
- "Tour de France stage 16: Lennard Kämna solos to stage win". VeloNews. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
- Fotheringham, Alasdair (15 September 2020). "Stage winner Kamna determined to finish alone for first Tour de France victory". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
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