"44 days after his accident was able to ride his Specialized again" - Lennard Kämna begins to make steps towards returning to the peloton

There were many goals lying ahead for Lennard Kämna in 2024 but the plans took a large hit at the beginning of April. A dangerous car incident in the training caused the BORA - hansgrohe rider multiple injuries, nearly ending not just his season. But the professionals are tough guy and two months later, the German climber is beginning to make a slow and steady progress, riding his bike, even if only briefly, for the first time since the accident.

His team describes the path back to the professional peloton in a press release: "Lennard Kämna continues to make great progress in his recovery from his serious training accident. At the end of May, he successfully completed the first block of his rehabilitation at the BG Klinikum in Hamburg. An emotional milestone in this phase was his return to the bike. 44 days after the accident on Tenerife, Lennard Kämna was able to ride his Specialized again for the first time - for a short test on the rollers."

"Now the next step on the road back to sport begins. This week, Lennard Kämna moved to the Red Bull Athlete Performance Centre (APC). There he will work together with the Red Bull APC experts and the BORA – hansgrohe Medical Department on the second block of his rehabilitation. The program for the coming weeks includes tests, physiotherapy and training sessions."

Kämna started the year on a high note, finishing 20th at Strade Bianche before heading out to Tirreno-Adriatico, where lined up as a back up leader for Jai Hindley. Both did an okay race, with the Australian reaching the final podium, while strong showing on Monte Petrano saw the German re-enter the top 10, finishing 8th overall.

The 27-year-old was looking forward to return to Giro d'Italia as his team's co-leader along with Daniel Martínez. Kämna had lots of ambitions coming into Corsa Rosa as he managed to lock in a 9th place last year, losing 6th position the last two mountain stages. How different were the fates of both Bora leaders - Martínez grasped this opportunity and finished 2nd in the Corsa Rosa, while Kämna's return to competition won't happen before late summer.

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