Archiv für den Tag: 25. Juni 2022

Deutsche Meisterschaft: Lennard Kämna holt den Titel im Zeitfahren, Nils Politt auf Platz drei

In Marsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, stand für BORA – hansgrohe heute die Deutsche Meisterschaft im Kampf gegen die Uhr auf dem Programm. Auf der anspruchsvollen, 27,5km langen Strecke holte sich Lennard Kämna seinen ersten Meistertitel in der Eliteklasse. Eine ebenfalls starke Vorstellung zeigte Nils Politt und wurde mit Bronze belohnt.

Reaktionen im Ziel

„Die Erwartung war einfach nur, dass es ein richtig hartes Rennen werden würde – und genau so war es! Dass die Form gut ist habe ich vom Training gewusst, das dann aber im Rennen auch umzusetzen ist nochmal eine andere Sache. Es ist super gelaufen, ich habe mich stark gefühlt und konnte den Pacing-Plan perfekt umsetzen. Nach den Junioren und der U23 jetzt auch den Titel in der Elite zu holen ist schon ein sehr cooles Gefühl!“ Lennard Kämna

Photo by Plomi

1 Kämna Lennard BORA – hansgrohe
2 Steimle Jannik Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 Politt Nils BORA – hansgrohe
4 Rutsch Jonas EF Education – EasyPost
5 Steinhauser Georg EF Education – EasyPost
6 Hollmann Juri Movistar Team
7 Arndt Nikias Team DSM
8 Brenner Marco Team DSM
9 Heßmann Michel Jumbo-Visma
10 Heidemann Miguel B&B Hotels – KTM


1 Ballerstedt Maurice Alpecin – Fenix
2 Buck-Gramcko Tobias rad-net ROSE Team
3 Wilksch Hannes Development Team DSM
4 Benz Pirmin rad-net ROSE Team
5 Lührs Luis-Joe BORA – hansgrohe
6 Peter Jannis P&S Benotti
7 Kretschy Moritz rad-net ROSE Team
8 Borresch Julian Saris Rouvy Sauerland Team
9 Lindner Tom P&S Benotti
10 Heinrich Nicolas rad-net ROSE Team

ELITE Frauen:

1 Brennauer Lisa Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team
2 Klein Lisa CANYON // SRAM Racing
3 Ludwig Hannah Uno-X Pro Cycling Team women
4 Lechner Corinna Massi Tactic Women’s Team
5 Schweikart Aileen Bizkaia – Durango

Max Schachmann muss auf die deutschen Meisterschaften verzichten

Nach einem positiven Antigentest auf Covid-19 kann Maximilian Schachmann seinen Titel als Deutscher Meister am kommenden Wochenende leider nicht verteidigen. Auswirkungen auf eine mögliche Tour de France Nominierung lassen sich noch nicht abschätzen. BORA – hansgrohe möchte am Sonntag den Kader für die Tour 2022 bekannt geben.

Photo by Plomi

Paula Patiño: „I know Colombia has its eyes on me“ (3/5)


From the 24th to the 31st July, we will be looking at a handful of favourites for the Maillot Jaune on the Super Planche-des-Belles-Filles. Nevertheless there are many riders amongst the 144 taking to the start-line that will be looking for their moment in the sun on this historic first edition. Let’s meet 5 champions with an ambition to shine.

Paula Patiño: „I know Colombia has its eyes on me“ (3/5)

From the heights of Antioquia, Paula Patiño has developed her climbing talents to shine in stage races and hilly classics alongside Annemiek van Vleuten, her leader in the Movistar Team Women outfit. The young Colombian, who grew up as a rider with Fernando Gaviria’s father and then discovered European racing in the UCI’s World Cycling Centre, returned home to prepare for the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, where she will be the only rider from her country to chase the „sueño amarillo“ (the yellow dream).

Paula Patiño’s road to professionalism took a decisive turn with a one-year stay at the World Cycling Centre based in Aigle, Switzerland. It was „the best cycling school“ according to the young Colombian, who was then able to join Movistar. Fernando Gaviria represents the Colombian school of sprinting and was the first wearer of the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France 2018 during his only participation. His father Hernando, at the helm of a cycling club in Antoquia, introduced Paula to competitive cycling. Rigoberto Uran has been a pioneer for the current generation of Colombian champions. He won a stage in 2017, the year he also stepped on the final podium (2nd). He’s also a mentor to Paula Patiño, who even shares training rides with Uran in Colombia.

Where do you prepare for the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift?
I’m currently in La Ceja, Antioquia. It’s where I was born and where I’ve lived all my life. I return there when my race schedule allows me. This year, I returned very recently, after staying in Spain since January. I’ll go back to Europe on June 23rd, and it will soon be time for the Giro Rosa and then the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

Many Colombian cycling talents come from Antioquia…
It’s a great place to ride. For example, these days, I’ve seen Sergio Higuita a lot. We have a good relationship and he also trains in Eastern Antioquia. We often meet each other and, depending on our program, we ride together a bit. Dani Martinez is around here often too. He’s not from Anitoquia, but he lives there with his wife and their kids. And there’s Rigo Uran who is from the area. So I see those three a lot and we share some training rides. Antioquia also attracts many foreign riders.

What is so good about cycling in Antioquia?
I think it comes down to the landscape, the mountains and especially the altitude. I live 2.200m above the sea. And you can ride on the flat, hilly routes or into the mountains. Antioquia is also a region with very open people. So when foreigners come here, the people will always try to help them find their way and understand the language.

And you got into cycling with a local figure…
I started with Hernando Gaviria, who is the father of Fernando Gaviria. With my brothers, we were doing all sorts of sports with the municipality programs, and Hernando is the one that really pushed me towards cycling. He had a club and he saw that I could have a talent for this. But at first, I was telling him that I didn’t see it for myself, I was saying myself that it was too hard a sport for a girl. Women cycling wasn’t as visible as it is now, it was only the men’s races that would get broadcasted. I told him I didn’t think I could do it, that there wasn’t a future there. And he was convinced that he could train me and that I could be a great rider. So one day he came to my home with an iron bike and a helmet and he told me: „Tomorrow morning I expect you at 7 for a training ride.“ I couldn’t say no anymore. The next day, I was riding with the club and he trained me until the junior ranks.

We know the Colombian fans and how they wake up early to support their riders in Europe. What is your experience with the Tour de France?
With my two brothers, we loved all sports, but it was always cycling that got us more excited. We would get up for the Grand Tours, especially the Tour. And I think that’s something that really defines the Colombian people. We are very patriotic people and cycling runs in our veins. If there’s a Colombian to watch, we get up and support any Colombian. Here, my family and everyone, they love it when I’m in Europe. They wake up at 2 or 3 AM, whatever it takes to watch the race. I think it’s lovely and it says a lot about Colombians.

Who were the idols that got you to get out of bed?
In the men’s peloton, I’ve always admired Rigo, not only because he’s Colombian, but also for the way he is. He’s always very natural. On or off the bike, it doesn’t matter if things have been going his way or not, he’s always the same person. I love what he shows us and what he teaches us. About the women, I’ve always admired Anna van der Breggen, Marianne Vos and Annemiek van Vleuten for the type of riders they are and everything they’ve accomplished. I’ve been able to race with the first two and I’m a teammate with Annemiek. She’s a great leader. At first, we were all a bit stressed when she came, because she’s number 1 in the world ranking, and we had to be up to helping her. I think she’s happy, and we’re happy as well. We’ve learned a lot from her.

What does it mean to represent Colombia in this first Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift?
I’m immensely proud. It’s one of the biggest goals, one of the biggest dreams that I had for this year. When we got aware this would happen, we all wanted to be there. The Tour de France is the biggest cycling event in the world, so to have it for the women means a lot. It’s a big achievement. To represent Colombia makes me happy and I feel a responsibility as well. I know the country has its eyes on me, that people will be thinking: ‚There’s a Colombian, we hope it will work well for her, that she will do great.‘

The Giro Rosa is a reference in Paula’s young career: she finished 8th in the overall standings in the 2020 edition, won by Anna van der Breggen. The 2022 Vuelta a Andalucia was particularly successful for Movistar: while her Cuban teammate Arlenis Sierra won two stages and the general classification, Serbia’s Jelena Eric won the third stage, and Paula was rewarded for her efforts with the 4th place in the final hierarchy. The Spanish classic contested in Irurzun, in the Basque Country, saw Paula Patiño display her ability to shine in one-day races. She takes 3rd place here, just after her teammate Sarah Gigante victoriously concluded a breakaway.

Paula Patiño (Movistar Team Women)

Born on March 29, 1997 in La Ceja (Antioquia, Colombia)
Teams: UCI WCC Women’s Team (2018), Movistar Team Women (2019-2022)

Major results :
• 2018: 1 stage of the Tour of Colombia, 4th GP de Plumelec-Morbihan
• 2019: 18th La Course by Le Tour, 20th World Championships
• 2020: 8th Giro d’Italia Donne
• 2021: 2nd Colombia Nationals, 22nd Olympic Games
• 2022: 4th Vuelta a Andalucia, 3rd Emakumeen Nafarroako, 9th Itzulia Women

Particular sign: the only Colombian in the Women’s World Tour! In the ranks of Movistar Team Women, Paula Patiño has one Latin-American teammate, Cuba’s Arlenis Sierra, five Spanish companions, and one from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Serbia and Australia.


Next episodes:
• Marta Cavalli (ITA / FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)
• Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (ZAF / Teams SD Worx)

Weltspitze kommt zur Deutschland Tour 2022

Deutschlands wichtigstes Radrennen unterstreicht erneut seinen Stellenwert im internationalen Radsport-Kalender. Zwei Monate vor dem Start in Weimar steht fest, dass die Deutschland Tour mit dem Maximum von 14 Teams aus der WorldTour stattfindet. Dazu werden zwei ProTeams und vier weitere deutsche Mannschaften zur Rundfahrt eingeladen.

BORA – hansgrohe führt das Aufgebot der 20 Teams bei der Deutschland Tour an. Mit Nils Politt als Gesamtsieger hat die Mannschaft ihre Heimatrundfahrt im letzten Jahr geprägt. Für den August hat sich starke Konkurrenz für das einzige deutsche WorldTeam angekündigt, denn die weltbesten Mannschaften kommen nach Deutschland. Jumbo-Visma, INEOS Grenadiers, UAE Team Emirates und Bahrain-Victorious bilden mit BORA – hansgrohe die Top5 der aktuellen Weltrangliste.

Intermaché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux hat Fahrer in ihren Reihen, die der letzten Ausgabe ihren Stempel aufgedrückt haben. Alexander Kristoff hat mit zwei Etappensiegen seine Vorliebe für deutsche Rennen unterstrichen und Georg Zimmermann zeigte mit dem Gewinn des Nachwuchstrikots sein großes Talent. Deutsche Radsport-Fans werden sich auch auf die internationalen Mannschaften vieler heimischer Profis freuen. Neben dem Team DSM können auch EF Education – Easypost, Israel – Premier Tech, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team und Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team ihre deutschen Fahrer für die Deutschland Tour nominieren. Das AG2R Citroën Team und Trek – Segafredo machen die Liste der WorldTeams komplett.

Aus der zweiten Liga erhalten Alpecin-Fenix und B&B Hotels – KTM die Einladung zur diesjährigen Deutschland Tour. Nach den Deutschen Meisterschaften, die am kommenden Wochenende stattfindet, werden vier weitere deutsche Mannschaften ausgewählt, die einen Startplatz bei der Deutschland Tour 2022 erhalten.
Die Deutschland Tour findet vom 24. bis zum 28. August statt. An fünf Renntagen führt die Strecke von der Kulturstadt Weimar und Meiningen im Freistaat Thüringen zunächst in das hessische Marburg bevor das Finalwochenende komplett in Baden-Württemberg ausgetragen wird. In Freiburg startet die Königsetappe, die auf dem Schauinsland mit der ersten Bergankunft der Deutschland Tour endet. Der Schlusstag führt von Schiltach im Schwarzwald durch die Region Stuttgart bis in die Landeshauptstadt. Dort wird nach 710 Kilometern dem Gesamtsieger das Rote Trikot verliehen.

Teams der Deutschland Tour 2022:

UCI WorldTeams
• AG2R Citroën Team
• Bahrain-Victorious
• BORA – hansgrohe
• EF Education – Easypost
• INEOS Grenadiers
• Intermaché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
• Israel – Premier Tech
• Jumbo-Visma
• Lotto Soudal
• Movistar Team
• Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
• Team DSM
• Trek – Segafredo
• UAE Team Emirates

UCI ProTeams
• Alpecin-Fenix
• B&B Hotels – KTM

Vier deutsche Mannschaften
• Bekanntgabe nach der Deutschen Meisterschaft


The organizers of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 22 have chosen the teams that will take part in the 8th edition of the women’s race which will be held from the 7nd to the 11th of September. The most important Spanish race in the women’s World Tour calendar continues to grow and will feature five stages in total, from Marina de Cudeyo, Cantabria, to Madrid.

The following 14 UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race:

Canyon//SRAM Racing (GER)
EF Education-TIBCO-SVB (USA)
FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)
Human Powered Health (USA)
Liv Racing Xstra (NED)
Movistar Team Women (ESP)
Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad (SUI)
Team BikeExchange – Jayco (AUS)
Team DSM (NED)
Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
Team SD Worx (NED)
Trek – Segafredo (USA)
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team (NOR)

In addition to these 14 teams, the organizers have awarded the following wildcards:

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling (GER)
Valcar – Travel & Service (ITA)
Team Coop – Hitec Products (NOR)
Cofidis Women Team (FRA)
Rio Miera – Cantabria Deporte (ESP)
Massi – Tactic Women Team (ESP)
Bizkaia Durango (ESP)
Soltec Team (ESP)

More information about CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta:



Key points:
• Six UCI WorldTeams to take part in the ninth Arctic Race of Norway, 11-14 August 2022.
• Team BikeExchange-Jayco, China Glory Continental Cycling and Trinity Racing to line up for the first time.
The ninth Arctic Race of Norway will be held from 11 to 14 August 2022 on the same 4-day format as in previous years but for the first time below and not above the Arctic Circle. The event will welcome a well-balanced field of 19 teams, 10 of which will also take part in the 2022 Tour de France.

Accustomed to hosting the only African formation (Qhubeka) which has faded from the highest professional level, the race will be contested by teams from all other continents this time around: Oceania with the first ever participation of Team BikeExchange-Jayco, America with the return after a two-year hiatus of Human Powered Health that won a stage with Colin Joyce under the name of Rally Cycling in 2018, Asia with the brand new China Glory Continental Cycling Team, and of course Europe which keeps composing the majority of the peloton.

Two of the selected squads are from the hosting country: Coop that hasn’t missed a single edition of the ARN and won the mountains classification last year with Fredrik Dversenes, and Uno-X, the current talent factory of Norwegian cycling that developed the past two winners of the Tour de l’Avenir, Tobias Foss in 2019 and Tobias Halland Johannessen in 2021. Four UCI WorldTeams have famous Norwegians in their ranks: Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux (Alexander Kristoff and Sven-Erik Bystrøm), Team BikeExchange-Jayco (Amund Grøndahl Jansen), Team DSM (Andreas Leknessund and Jonas Iversby Hvideberg), as well as Israel-Premier Tech (Carl Fredrik Hagen).

August Jensen, a stage winner and second overall in 2017, first world class cyclist from northern Norway before the coming of age of Leknessund, is now with Human Powered Health along with Kristian Aasvold who came fifth overall in the 2021 Arctic Race of Norway. TotalEnergies features the inexhaustible Edvald Boasson Hagen who hasn’t said his last word on a bike yet.

Norwegian fans on the road side love their home favourites but the event equally attracts attention all over the world. It’ll be the seventh participation of Astana Qazaqstan Team that already bagged three overall classifications: with Rein Taaramäe in 2015, Sergei Chernetski in 2018 and Alexey Lutsenko in 2019.

“We appreciate the great loyalty of the teams who have regularly participated in the event and renowned runners like Warren Barguil also ask to come back”, commented technical director Yannick Talabardon. “There is something new this year with the BikeExchange-Jayco Team, the China Glory Continental Cycling Team, which represents a very big project for the world of cycling, and Trinity Racing, which should allow to discover new talents of international scope. It’ll make it a very interesting start list.”

The teams of the 2022 Arctic Race of Norway:

UCI WorldTeams (6)
Astana Qazaqstan Team
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
Team BikeExchange-Jayco
Team DSM
Israel-Premier Tech

UCI ProTeams (10)
Team Arkea-Samsic
B&B Hotels-KTM
Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB
Human Powered Health
Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Uno X-Pro Cycling Team

Continental Teams (3)
Team Coop
China Glory Continental Cycling Team
Trinity Racing

The stages of the 2022 Arctic Race of Norway

Thursday 11 August, Stage 1: Mo I Rana – Mo I Rana (185 km)
Friday 12 August, Stage 2: Mosjøen – Brønnøysund (155 km)
Saturday 13 August, Stage 3: Namsos – Skallstuggu summit (180 km)
Sunday 14 August, Stage 4: Trondheim – Trondheim (160 km)

Find more information about the Arctic Race of Norway on