Cycling: Lennard Kämna in intensive care after a serious accident in Tenerife

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Cycling professional Lennard Kämna in intensive care after a serious accident

Status: 05.04.2024 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Slowed down: For Lennard Kämna it is now a matter of getting healthy again

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Lennard Kämna is in intensive care after his training accident in Tenerife. According to initial findings, a car took his right of way. Family and team members are with him.

Professional cyclist Lennard Kämna suffered “numerous injuries” in his training accident on Wednesday in Tenerife, but is in a stable condition. This was announced by his Bora-hansgrohe team. “He is awake, responsive and able to communicate. (…) He is receiving very good care in the hospital in Tenerife and will be monitored in the intensive care unit in the coming days. Members of the family and the team are with him,” it said.

According to the German racing team, an oncoming vehicle gave way to Kämna when turning. The 27-year-old from Bremen was with the training group at the time. No other drivers or supervisors were involved in the accident.

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“We are relieved that Lennard’s condition has stabilized after this serious accident and that he is doing well given the circumstances. The entire team feels for him and we all wish him a speedy recovery,” said team boss Ralph Denk: “From the team side, we will continue to do everything necessary to ensure that he fully recovers from this accident. That’s all that matters now – all other questions don’t arise for us at the moment.”

Seriously injured: Lennard Kämna is in hospital after his accident

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Kämna wanted to start the Giro

After the accident, there was initially uncertainty about the severity of the injuries and the German’s state of health. “Lennard is approachable and can do anything. But there has already been a real impact. “Fortunately there is no danger to life,” team boss Denk said in an initial statement to “Bild”: “The crash was obviously not his fault. He collided with a car, according to my information it happened while turning.”

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Kämna, who has already won stages in the three major tours Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta, was preparing in the training camp for his planned start in the Tour of Italy.

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The former junior world champion actually wants to compete in the overall ranking at the Giro from May 4th and is aiming for a place in the top ten. He was last in action at the beginning of March on the Tirreno-Adriatico tour, where he finished eighth overall.

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