Stage winner Kamna determined to finish alone for first Tour de France victory

Team Bora-Hansgrohe rider Germany's Lennard Kamna rides during the 16th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 164 km between La Tour du Pin and VillarddeLans on September 15 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images
Bora-Hansgrohe rider Germany's Lennard Kamna rides to win on 16th stage of Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

If Tuesday’s stage winner Lennard Kämna had one thought uppermost in his mind as he hauled himself up the second-to-last climb of the day close behind a charging Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), it was almost certainly “not in a sprint, not in a sprint.”

It wasn’t just that Kämna’s biggest previous professional win, a stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné last month, had come thanks to a solo breakaway. Or that the Bora-Hansgrohe pro had been outduelled in the summit finish to Puy Mary last Friday by Dani Martinez (EF Pro Cycling) when he and teammate Max Schachmann had initially outnumbered the Colombian on the climb by two to one. 

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