Stuttgart (dpa) – The stage victory of professional cyclist Lennard Kämna in the Tour de France gave his team Bora-hansgrohe a big boost for the following challenges.
“It was one of our three goals to win a stage. I’m glad we can tick it off – now we can enter Paris with a big box”, said team principal Ralph Denk of the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter” “. News”.
“We have made a significant contribution to the entertainment factor of this race. I am proud of that,” said team principal Denk, defending the decision not to nominate 24-year-old Kämna for the German World Cup line-up: “He is certainly Far from the end of his life. Development. As a team, however, we face the slow development of talent. His body needs a break after the tour. “Kämna took the first German stage victory in the 107th Tour de France on Tuesday .
According to Denk, Emanuel Buchmann, the best cyclist in Germany, will make another attempt on the tour stage next year. “Despite the injuries he sustained in his bad crash during the Dauphine tour, it was the right decision to take him on the tour,” said the team principal. “He wanted to get on the podium, he couldn’t. But now he can show that he can learn from defeat. I am convinced that he will come back even stronger,” Denk emphasized.