Road cycling championships
Kama inherits Martin-Brenauer despite the fall
Giro and Touring stage winner Leonard Kamna succeeds series winner Tony Martin as German champion in the single time trial for professional cyclists. For women, everything remains the same.
A non-working transponder left Leonard lurking in Sauerland in the dark about his victory. But shortly thereafter, the 25-year-old professional cyclist was sure to win the German championship title in the singles time trial for the first time in his career.
“I was a little surprised when I got to the finish line. At first I thought I had screwed up, so I am happier now,” Kamna said. The 25-year-old professional managed the 27.5km race start and finish in Marsberg with a time of 35:31, 15 seconds ahead of Yannick Stemmel. Third place went to Kamna’s teammate Nils Politt, 24 seconds later.
“The Strongest Won Today”
“The strongest won today. “I’m not disappointed with second place,” Stemmel said. “Winning this title is very important to me,” said Kamna, who has already won a stage at the Giro d’Italia this year and the role of France in 2020, “is very important to me.” Kamna is the successor to Tony Martin, who has won the title ten times since 2010 – Nine times in a row.
There will also be a new title holder in the road race on Sunday as last year’s winner Maximilian Schachmann will not start due to infection with the coronavirus. The trail leads over 189 kilometers from Arnsberg-Neheim to Kahler Asten at an altitude of 838 metres. Here too, in the absence of his teammate Schachmann, Kämna is one of the best candidates for the jersey with the black, red and gold chest ring. “Of course we want to defend the jersey, but of course it won’t be easy,” Kamna said.
Brennauer wins despite the fall
As in the previous year, Lisa Brenor received the ladies’ title. The 34-year-old beat the same track in a time of 42:23 minutes, 14 seconds ahead of Lisa Klein. Third place was Hannah Ludwig, 25 seconds behind. Brennauer fell shortly before the finish in the last corner, but still crossed the finish line on foot with her bike in her hands. “I’m really fast in the last corner. I thought that was it for now,” said Brenauer, after taking her fifth National Anti-clockwise title.
Ricarda Bauernfeind won the title in the women’s U23 race, which was held for the first time. With a time of 42:04 minutes, the 22-year-old was 19 seconds faster than elite winner Brenauer.
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