Kämna earns win with second roll of dice at Volta a Catalunya

Lennard Kamna (Bora-Hansgrohe) tried a solo attack
Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) launched a solo attack (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

If Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) could barely sit up to celebrate his win in the Volta a Catalunya on Friday, finally punching the air after three attempts, that was only logical given he had followed his huge mountain break on Thursday by getting in another move 24 hours later.

Part of a massive break of 41 riders on stage 5, Kämna played a much more conservative game than on Thursday, when he had attacked 52 kilometres from the finish at Port Ainé, only for his high position on GC and the sheer length of the breakaway leading to the German racer being caught on the final climb.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.