Lennard
Kämna

Residence
Ottersberg, Germany
Age
22
Height
1.81m
Nickname
Lennie
Hobbies
Ice hockey, meeting friends
Favourite food
Sushi
Favourite TV show
I don't watch it!
Favourite holiday destination
Czech Republic
Favourite race
Races where anything can happen!

 

Cycling was a family affair for Lennard, with both his father and brother riding, inspiring the 22-year-old to turn the pedals himself. He was further spurred on by German success in the Tour de France and loved watching the big stars on TV.

“It was always about racing for me, I like training but for me, cycling is absolutely about racing. I even like it in bad weather, it makes the racing more interesting. I like to compete with others and it’s a really fair sport – the strongest guy will win.”

The supremely talented youngster has climbing and time trialling ambitions as he continues his development with Team Sunweb, although the young German is already a world silver medallist at U23 level in the time trial and secured a stage top 10 in the 2017 Vuelta a España.

 

Lennard Kämna | Team Sunweb
Lennard Kämna | Team Sunweb
Lennard Kämna | Team Sunweb
Lennard Kämna | Team Sunweb

“Team Sunweb suits me as a young rider, to develop and continue to improve. I like the atmosphere and the young riders – it is fun to ride here. It is about trying to make the next step, developing as much as you can, and never letting your head drop – Team Sunweb provides the perfect backdrop to do that.”

Never afraid to crack a joke, the 2014 world junior time trial champion is a friendly guy and admits to being slightly forgetful… but is always ready to race hard when the moment comes. And if it’s a bad day at the office, the youngster remains optimistic. “The sun will always come up on the next day. Motivation is something that is deep inside you, and for me it’s about being at the level to compete and to win.”

Off the bike, the 2017 world TTT champion loves ice hockey and ice skating amongst other sports, as well as meeting friends and taking time out to read.

Results

2019
3 Hammer Limburg Stage 3
4 Tour de France Stage 18
4 Hammer Limburg Stage 2
4 Tour de France Team Time Trial
4 Hammer Limburg
4 Tour de la Provence Youth Classification
4 Tour de Suisse Mountains Classification
5 Tour de Suisse Youth Classification
6 Tour de France Stage 15
7 Tour de France Youth Classification
2018
3 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
4 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Youth Classification
8 Deutschland Tour Youth Classification
13 Tirreno-Adriatico Youth Classification
14 World Championships U23 ITT
15 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3 (ITT)
15 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 4 (ITT)
17 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
19 Deutschland Tour Mountains Classification
21 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 (ITT)
2017
1 World Championships TTT
1 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 3
2 World Championships U23 Road Race
2 Hammer Sportzone Limburg
2 Hammer Sportzone Limburg Stage 1
3 Tour des Fjords Youth Classification
5 Tour des Fjords
6 Ster ZLM Prologue
7 National Championships Germany ITT
8 Vuelta a España Stage 16 (ITT)