Lennard Kämna   
Lennard Kämna
Riders Type
Pro Since
2016 Racing KMS
2016 Race Days

ABOUT Lennard Kämna

With the addition of Lennard Kämna to Team Sunweb, the team gains one of the worlds greatest time trialists. In 2014 the young German became Junior National, European and World Champion Time Trial. In 2016 Lennard won the U23 European Championships Time Trial in Plumelec, followed by a bronze medal at the U23 World Championships Time Trial in Richmond.

“Becoming World Champion was one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far. I knew I could get a good result, but didn’t expect to win. Everything went right that day, I was in such a good flow. I even surprised myself when I continuously increased my power through to the end of the race. Later that year – when I wasn’t in as good a shape – I realized how strong I was that day. That’s part of the beauty of sport. You can prepare a lot, but you can only excel if everything comes together”.

Lennard Kämna comes over from the pro-continental team Stölting Service Group. As 20 year old, he’s still at the beginning of his career. He quite deliberately chose Team Sunweb. “The professional structure of the team and their philosophy appeal to me. Sunweb does a lot to bring German cycling back to the highest level, this also was an important consideration for me.”

Kämna realizes the transition to professional level is a big step, yet he looks forward to it. “My goal for 2017 is to become a better rider than I am now. I want to be more consistent throughout the whole season and improve my climbing skills. I’ll start with some smaller stage races with modest climbs such as; the Tour of Catalonia, The Tour of Romandie and the Eneco Tour. During these races, I will help the team captains to get a good result for the team. Maybe in the time trials I can go for my own victory.”

Lennard describes himself as a normal guy. He likes to spend time with his friends and he never cleans up his room, just like other 20 year olds. His father is a recreative cyclist who spends a lot of time on his bike. When his mother googles him now and then, she smiles when she sees the pictures of Lennard with a gold medal between his teeth. They’re both very proud of their son. Kämna has recently moved to Cologne, so he can train with his new team mates Nikias Arndt and Phil Bauhaus.

"Once I’m in a flow, I can keep pushing myself."