After a break of almost nine months from racing, the German tour hopeful Lennart Kämna returned to cycling with a 29th place at the start of the Saudi tour.
The 25-year-old, who was still the stage winner of the Tour de France in 2020, reached the finish on the first stage over 198 kilometers with start and finish in Winter Park with the peloton. The Australian sprint star Caleb Ewan won the day ahead of Kämna’s Bora-hansgrohe colleague Martin Laas (Estonia) and the Colombian Fernando Gaviria.
Kämna last drove on the Algarve Tour in May 2021. After that he took a break. In addition to physical problems, there were also mental problems. “If I were completely dry, I would say I didn’t feel like it anymore, but I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” the 25-year-old professional cyclist said last.