Kämna hits Giro d’Italia bullseye after two near misses

Third time lucky. After attacking on the final climb of stage 1 and then recording a top-10 finish in the Budapest time trial, Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) rode home victorious on the summit of Mount Etna following a superbly calculated ascent in the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday.

Counter-attacking seven kilometers from the line from the remnants of a daylong breakaway, Kämna bridged across to stage leader Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) on the upper slopes, then easily outpowered the Spaniard in the sprint.

López claimed the overall lead, but Kämna’s persistence paid off with his third victory of the season in a notable comeback since his time off the bike in 2021.

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