Lennard Kämna launches late attack and takes victory at Volta a Catalunya stage 5
Mar 27 2021 06:43 am CET

Lennard Kämna launches late attack and takes victory at Volta a Catalunya stage 5
Lennard Kämna launches late attack and takes victory at Volta a Catalunya stage 5
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe's Lennard Kämna has taken a solo victory in the Volta a Catalunya stage five after a late attack.

Kern Pharma decided to retire from the race before the start of the fifth stage following two positive Covid-19 tests in the formation. The route of the day took the riders through 201.5 kilometres over a profile that featured one climb of the third category and one of the first.

There were several attempts of breakaways in the first part of the stage but the peloton was riding at a high pace that made it impossible, until Bahrain Victorious' Matej Mohoric and Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remi Cavagna managed to ride away and they were later joined by Thymen Arensman (DSM), Marc Soler (Movistar), James Knox, Bob Jungels (AG2R La Mondiale), Omer Goldstein (Israel Start-Up Nation) and Ide Schelling (Bora-hansgrohe), among others.

With a bit more of 50 kilometres to go, Cavagna attacked and soon built a gap with the rest of the escapees but on the last climb of the day he was caught by Mikel Mizkarra and Sebastien Reichenbach and later on by the rest of the chase group. On the last descent everything changed and Lennard Kämna, Carlos Verona and Chris Harper jumped from the reduced group and went away easily.

At around nine kilometres to go, Kämna made a new move in the front that was strong enough to take the victory of the stage, while 39 seconds later Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-Nippo) crossed the finish line and was followed by Bizkarra. Adam Yates arrived one minute and 59 seconds after the stage winner, but maintained the lead of the General Classification.

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