A prologue at the start, three classic days and a sprint royal at the end - that's the menu for the Deutschland Tour 2023. This year's tour runs from August 23 to 27 from Saarland to Bremen. Above all, attack-minded and classics-experienced riders can hope for the overall victory.
The 724-kilometer Deutschland Tour in August leads from the south to the north through five German states. In the middle section, three undulating race days characterize the route, they will be decisive in the seconds game for the red jersey.
"Five race days and everything in it. The short time trial to the start will again be a seconds thriller. Whoever wins here can't rest on the next few days. I expect in the Saarland, Sauerland and on the way to Essen a real hunt for the red jersey. For the riders it will be exhausting - for the fans exciting. The finale with the Sprint Royal in Bremen will be the crowning glory. Here, sprinters who didn't get a chance before can have their big day," says Fabian Wegmann, sporting director of the Deutschland Tour.