More than five months after his last race so far, Radprofi Lennard Kombna gives a surprising comeback. However, the 25-year-old does not drive on the street, but at the mountain biker race Cape Epic in South Africa from 17 to 24 October. This shared Kampna Rennstall Bora-Hansgrohe on Friday.

Especially I m glad that Lennard gives his re-entry with this race. He was enthusiastic from the beginning of the idea and I think that the time for him fits very well, Team boss said Ralph Denk. Following the Cape Epic, Kombnah should start preparing for the new season.

Kombnah: Of course I have a giant respect for the Cape Epic

Kombnah had been involved at the beginning of May at the Algarve tour, then had gave out because of physical problems. Later, when the last year s Tour de-France stage winer missed the France tour 2021, he also reported by a mental blockade. Of course, I have a giant respect for the Cape Epic, but it s also anticipation. There is generally the tendency that some drivers are more and more often in different disciplines, Kampna said.

In addition to Kampna, Bora-Hansgrohe Ben sends Zwiehoff to the Cape of Good Hope. The 27-year-old comes from the mountain bike sports, team European champion and 2020 changed to the street. For the best German Rennstall it is the first use in MTB sport.