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Team News | 14.02.2020

Kämna shines for BORA – hangrohe at Vuelta Ciclista Murcia stage one

With an early move Lennard Kämna made the decisive brake today at the first stage of the Vuelta Ciclista Murcia. While a trio went up the road first, Kämna managed to bridge across with another eight riders just before the first climb of the day. As the peloton wasn’t chasing hard enough, it was clear early that the stage winner had to be found among this breakaway. Already 20 km before the finish first attacks where flying, with Kämna making a move a little later. The young German was leading the race by 20 seconds, before seven riders were able to close the gap. On the step final kilometer, Kämna had to settle for fifth place after yet another strong ride in this early part of the season. 

 

Results (no times available yet)

01 X. Meurisse          0:00:00

02 A. De Vos             +0:00

03 J. Cerny               +0:00

...

05 L. Kämna             +0:00

 

From the Finish Line 

„I just tried once today to jump and made it straight into the group. As all WorldTour teams had a rider in front, there was no strong enough cooperation in the bunch to bring us back. In the finale first attacks were launched quite early. After some attempts, I also gave it a go. I had a good gap, but the guys behind me worked well together. On the last kilometer I then had to pay a little for the effort earlier. Still I can be happy with this fifth place. I am now in a promising position for the GC as the stage tomorrow is quite hard and my shape is good.“ – Lennard Kämna

"We knew that we had to try something today as the final was too hard for Pascal. Lennard is our guy for the GC here and it was perfect to have him in the front. At the end the race was hard to control as the group was quite big. Lennard tried it once but was caught with around 5 km to go. We can be confident about the GC now as Lennard is sitting in a very good position. Still it will be a tough battle tomorrow.” – Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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