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Lennard Kämna suffers serious injuires after car collision in Tenerife

Lennard Kämna suffered numerous injuries in a training accident with his team on the island of Tenerife.

Lennard Kämna suffers serious injuires after car collision in Tenerife

Tour de France stage winner Lennard Kämna is in intensive care after he was struck by a car driver on a training ride in Tenerife.

According to initial findings on the accident, the driver of an oncoming vehicle turned left into Lennard Kämna's lane and collided with him. At the time, he was riding with the training group, which was accompanied by team coaches. 

Kämma was training for next month's Giro d'Italia where he is aiming for a top 10 finish in the overall classification.

The 27-year-old came eighth at the recent Tirreno-Adriatico stage race and has stage wins in the past from all three grand tours, the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.

The extent of his injuries is unknown, just that they are "numerous". His team said that members of his family were with him at a hospital on the island.

The team stated "Lennard Kämna is in a stable condition, he is awake, responsive and able to communicate. He is receiving very good care in the hospital on Tenerife and will be monitored in the intensive care unit over the next few days". 

Ralph Denk, Team Manager BORA - hansgrohe: "We are relieved that Lennard's condition has stabilized after this serious accident and that he is doing well under the circumstances. The whole team feels for him, and we all wish him a speedy recovery. From the team side, we will continue to do everything necessary to ensure that he makes a full recovery from this accident. That's all that matters now - anything else can wait."