Lennard Kämna

Lennard Kämna (born 9 September 1996) is a German professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[4] He rode with Team Stölting in 2015, before his team and Cult Energy Pro Cycling merged for the 2016 season.[5][6][7]

Lennard Kämna
Lennard Kämna (2018-08-24) - Deutschland Tour 2018 Bonn.jpg
Kämna at the 2018 Deutschland Tour
Personal information
Full nameLennard Kämna
Born (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 24)[1]
Wedel, Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)[1]
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur teams
2007–2010RRG Bremen
2011–2014RSC Cottbus
Professional teams
2015–2016Team Stölting
2017–2019Team Sunweb[2]
2020–Bora–Hansgrohe[3]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2020)

CareerEdit

 
Kämna at the 2019 Tour de France

At the age of 14, Kämna left his family home in Bremen to attend a sports school in Cottbus.[8] In 2014, he became the junior world champion in the individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships,[9] having already won the German and European championships at the same level earlier in the year.[1]

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.[10] In June 2015, he also became the German under-23 champion in the time trial.[11] In his first year as a professional, he won the German under-23 Bundesliga and became German mountain champion (Deutsche Bergmeisterschaften).[12][13] On 14 September 2016, Kämna won the gold medal in the under-23 time trial event at the European Road Championships in Plumelec, France.[14]

He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España,[15] 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.[8] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

Major resultsEdit

2014
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)
2015
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Stage 4 Giro della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
3rd   Time trial
10th Road race
6th Overall Course de la Paix Under-23
9th Giro del Belvedere
2016
1st   Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
4th Time trial, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
6th Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st   Young rider classification
2017
UCI Road World Championships
1st   Team time trial
2nd   Under-23 road race
5th Overall Tour des Fjords
2020
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
2021
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 40 33
  Vuelta a España DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Lennard \ Kämna". team-stoelting.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Team Sunweb confirm 2019 men's and women's rosters". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ryan, Barry (28 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bora-Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Bora - Hansgrohe". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ "News shorts: Thomas to ride revolution, Kamna to Cult Energy". cyclingnews.com. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  6. ^ "CULT Energy Pro Cycling continue as CULT Energy-Stölting Group". Cult Energy Pro Cycling. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Cult Energy team saved thanks to new sponsor Stölting Group". cyclingnews.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Kamna takes time out from racing to reflect on long-term career goals". cyclingnews.com. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Straßenrad-WM: Zeitfahrer Kämna gewinnt erstes Gold für Deutschland" (in German). Der Spiegel. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Schmidt wins U23 time trial title at the World Championships". cyclingnews.com. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ Mattis, Felix (26 June 2015). "Kämna: Erfolgreicher Abiturient nun auch U23-Zeitfahrmeister". radsport-news.com (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Bundesliga: Walscheid und Kasper gewinnen in Cottbus - Kämna und Zanner Gesamtsieger 2015". rad-net.de (in German). 13 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Dombrowski, Kämna und Adamietz Deutsche Meister am Berg". rad-net.de (in German). 6 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  16. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Tour de France stage 16: Lennard Kämna solos to stage win". VeloNews. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  18. ^ 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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