Méribel (dpa) – Lennard Kämna made it clear after his stage victory in the 107th Tour de France that the end of his career was not an issue during his break two years ago.
“There was never a question of whether I would stop. I wanted to get my head straight. I wasn’t 100 percent behind the sport. Then I said to myself, I’ll try everything, give everything,” Kämna said, adding, “I never felt like I wanted to quit. “
The 24-year-old talent had taken a hiatus for several months in the middle of the season two years ago, and illnesses had thrown him by then. “Lennard celebrated great success in the youth. Then it was not so with the professional drivers in the first years. I am very happy that we were able to get him back on the road to success”, said Bora-hansgrohe team principal Ralph Denk.
Kämna had already won the junior world title in 2014 and came to the pros with high expectations. After good performances at the end of the 2019 tour, he broke through this year.