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Deutschland Tour 2021 - from the Baltic coast to Franconia

The Deutschland Tour 2021 runs over four stages from the Hanseatic city of Stralsund to Nuremberg. Next August, the 727-kilometer tour will stop in four federal states. Half of the tour runs symbolically in the eastern federal states, the other half in the western part.

The route of the Deutschland Tour is set earlier than ever before. The course of the four stages is already known a year before the pros fight for the prestigious red jersey. After passing through Germany’s southwest at the premiere of the new Deutschland Tour and the middle of Germany last year, the tour now also visits the north (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and the south (Bavaria). With its third edition since the premiere, the tour will have already seen 10 federal states.

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Thuringia presents the Deutschland Tour mountain jersey

The Free State of Thuringia is the new partner for the mountain jersey of the Deutschland Tour 2021. With the campaign “This is Thuringia”, the state marketing counts on Germany's largest cycling festival to advertise the state in a modern, active and cosmopolitan environment.

The mountain classification is the perfect stage for the Free State: on the Deutschland Tour next year, the highest point of the tour will again be in the Thuringian Forest. And Thuringia will present itself from its most beautiful side with the cultural city of Weimar as a transit point and the university town of Ilmenau as a host city.

 

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Marcel Kittel becomes ambassador for the Deutschland Tour Riding with fans through Thuringia

Marcel Kittel is the new ambassador for the Deutschland Tour. The 32-year-old experienced the tour from many angles. At the start of the new edition in 2018, thousands of visitors enthusiastically welcomed the sprinter in Koblenz. Last year, as a TV expert, he gave cycling fans special insights into the stage race. Now there is a unique experience for hobby cyclists: riding with Marcel Kittel on the original course of the Deutschland Tour through his home in Thuringia.

Marcel Kittel:“My passion for bike riding is still great. Now I enjoy sitting on the bike just for fun and that's why I find the concept of the Deutschland Tour so convincing. The Deutschland Tour wants to advertise not only for professional sports, but for daily cycling. The fans and visitors are involved and can participate on their bikes. From laughing two-year-olds on their bogie wheels to cheering seniors on the tandem, I experienced pure cycling enthusiasm on the Deutschland Tour.”

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Deutschland Tour cannot take place in 2020 – postponement to 2021 is planned

The Deutschland Tour is subject to a decision of the German government, which prohibits events to take place in Germany until August 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has been confirmed by the majority of the German federal states involved in this year's race. This means that the four stages cannot take place from August 20 to 23 as planned.

Claude Rach, Managing Director of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports, comments: “As big as the disappointment is, the current circumstances and the decision by the German authorities make it clear that the Deutschland Tour cannot take place this year. I thank all our public partners, sponsors, sportive participants and fans for their understanding and support. We are already working hard all together to postpone the event to next year and celebrate Germany's largest cycling festival again in August 2021.”

Since the route of this year’s race between the Hanseatic city of Stralsund and Nuremberg has already been determined, the race should be postponed to next year in completely identical fashion. All the host cities and participating federal states have given a positive signal to this initiative. They underlined their big interest in hosting the tour in 2021 as well. It is the common goal of all partners that the Deutschland Tour will take the same 720 kilometers from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to Bavaria in the second half of August 2021.

 

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Transfer news: Johannes Fröhlinger new Trainer for the Jedermann Tour

 

The participants of the Jedermann Tour, the big race open to all during the Deutschland Tour, can as of now prepare on the pro level. Johanne Fröhlinger will be the new trainer fo the Tour, which takes place August 23 in Nürnberg.

More than 500,000 cycling kilometers are already in the legs of the 34-year old and thanks to his experience, he has already served as an important mentor to many talented young riders during his active career. Now the hobby riders can also profit from his enormous knowledge. Johannes Fröhlinger has developed a training program for the Jedermann Tour, with which both beginners and the more experienced can prepare for the big day in Nürnberg as of March 1. At no additional cost, they have access to perfect training plan pus tips and tricks as to motivation and material. In addition, this spring there will be three live coachings in Nürnberg, during which the Jedermann Tour course can be tested with Johannes Fröhlinger.

3,000 hobby riders are expected on August 23 at the Jedermann Tour 2020 in Nürnberg. The hobby athletes can choose form two courses, both of which start in Nürnberg. After a short circuit of 60 kilometers or a longer one of 100 kilometers through Middle Franconia, a furious finale is waiting for every Jedermann Tour participant. They will storm into the  same finale and finish line in the Old Town of Nürnberg which the pro riders will take on only a little later to fight for the overall victory of the Deutschland Tour 2020.

 

Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region host the finals of the Deutschland Tour 2021

 

Baden-Württemberg will be a cycling stronghold again in August next year. After the state capital Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region had already hosted the closing day of the premiere edition of the new Deutschland Tour, Germany's largest cycling festival 2021 is celebrating its grand finale in the southwest again. In addition to the pros of the Deutschland Tour, 3,000 amateur cyclists are expected to take part in the Jedermann Tour starting and finishing in Stuttgart.

When the overall winner of this year's Deutschland Tour is chosen in Nuremberg on August 23, the handover of keys is certain. The successor to the Franconian metropolis will be the state capital of Baden-Württemberg and the Stuttgart region. August 2021 will be a reunion on well-known roads for German pros and many amateur cyclists. They can already refresh their memories of the Deutschland Tour 2018 at the German Championships this year, which will be held in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region from June 19 to 21. Part of the Rad-DM 2020 is also the “Brezel Race”, a race for ambitious amateur athletes.

 

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern hosts the start of the Deutschland Tour 2020

This year's Deutschland Tour starts in Stralsund and runs from August 20-23 over four stages to Nürnberg. In August, the world's best cyclists will travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommen's most popular vacation destination for the entire first stage.

Germany's largest cycling festival kicks off in Stralsund on August 19. The evening before the race starts, the island with the Hanseatic maritime flair will attract many visitors to the presentation of the 132 pro cyclists, including Tour de France stars, top German riders and talented newcomers. On the next day the riders will leave the UNESCO World Heritage city on the first stage of the race.

From Vorpommen, the road leads to Mecklenburg and the provincial capital Schwerin – along the coast for the first time in the history of the Deutschland Tour. For the German province, the race course, which connects both parts of the province, is a special symbol: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was re-created as a German province in 1990 and this year celebrates „30 Years MV“.

Schwerin will host the first decision of the Deutschland Tour 2020 on August 20. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommen capital offers the Schweriner Schloss as the stage for the first finish in the race. The speedy sprinters will all be eager for the stage win and the first race leader's jersey.

 

Von Stralsund nach Schwerin

#DeineTour with prominent route suggestions

Even if the route planner around Fabian Wegmann are already preparing the course of the four stages, fan ideas are still welcome. Under #DeineTour, cycling fans, residents and visitors can submit their tips. The Deutschland Tour shall be designed from wishes for the course of the professional route to special tourist features that are to be incorporated into the worldwide TV broadcast. One pro rider has already shared his route suggestions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: André Greipel, with the most victories and a native of Rostock, has contributed insider tips as a "tour maker" to the Deutschland Tour.

Nuremberg hosts Grand Final of the Deutschland Tour 2020

 

The third edition of the Deutschland Tour leads to Nuremberg. On August 23rd, 2020 Germany's largest cycling festival will celebrate its final in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg where the overall winner of the four-days race will be crowned.

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The Deutschland Tour 2020 starts on August 20 in new UCI ProSeries

 

The Deutschland Tour has been included in the new UCI ProSeries by the World Cycling Association UCI. In future, the ProSeries will combine the world's best races under the WorldTour. This classification is an appreciation for the Deutschland Tour, which has already attracted a record number of 15 teams from the WorldTour and many of the world's best professionals this year. More than 5 million viewers of the German live broadcast on ARD and ZDF alone and 500,000 viewers along the route underline the positive development.

Germany's largest cycling festival will remain in the second half of August and will be held from August 20 to 23 next year. With its diverse concept, from professional races to Newcomer Tour, the Deutschland Tour will continue to be a springboard for young German cyclists next year. As part of the tour, the Jedermann Tour 2020 will take place for amateur cyclists on the final day, Sunday August 23. After the new Germany Tour has already visited half of all federal states with its first two hostings, the race will visit new cycling enthusiastic regions in 2020.

“The Deutschland Tour 2019 has received a lot of resonance and we are taking this momentum into our plans for 2020. With our concept that combines great cycling and a modern hands-on event around the bike, we will discover new cities and regions next year. We are pleased that our desired date and inclusion in the ProSeries have been confirmed - the basis for a Deutschland Tour 2020 that will inspire again, ”says Claude Rach, Managing Director of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports.

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New edition of the Deutschland Tour was a great success

The route as well as the start and finish areas were packed by fans showing the passion for cycling in Germany.

Great Cycling Enthusiasm at the Deutschland Tour

Shortly after the finale of the new Deutschland Tour, the organizer can draw a positive conclusion. The four day stage race from Koblenz to Stuttgart, drew a lot of attention from fans along the 737 km course and more than fulfilled all expectations. In addition to the pro race, the many other activities and attractions brought about a real cycling festival, which was received with much enthusiasm in the stage towns.

“The new edition of the Deutschland Tour was a full success. From a sporting point, we had exciting decisions and an open race up to the end – exactly what we hoped for when we planned the course. The riders join us, the organizers, in being happy with so much response from the fans. From the spectacular team presentation on the Deutschen Eck in Koblenz up to the finale on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, we sent some beautiful pictures from Germany around the world,” said Claude Rach, CEO of the organizer "Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports".

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More than 3.000 Participants at the Jedermann Tour Stuttgart

The participants could choose between two distances - both starting on the Schlossplatz and finishing on the Theodor-Heuss-Straße - just like the elite.

 

Stuttgart offers great stage for hobby riders

Under the motto “Region Stuttgart. Deine Tour”, about 3000 hobby riders took to the two different courses around the Baden-Württemberg capital city on Sunday morning before the final stage of the pro race. The short course of 57.5 km was won by Lennart Jasper of Rose Team Münsterland and by Svenja De Buhr of RSV Heidelberg, the longer course of  117.5 km by Kai Miebach of Team Strasssacker 2. and by Kerstin Pöhl of RSV Stutttgart-Vaihingen/Passione Bici Girls. The hobby riders could choose between the shorter “Weinbergrunde“ (57,5 Kilometer with  686 climbing meters) and a “Runde durch die Region Stuttgart“ (117,5 Kilometer with 1.339 climbing meters). Both courses ended on the Theodor-Heuss Straße, which was also the finish line for the Elite race.

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Politt with Happy End in Stuttgart

Nils Politt (Team Katusha-Alpecin) wins the final stage of the Deutschland Tour in Stuttgart, Matej Mohoric (Team Bahrain-Merida) the general classification.

 

Mohoric Triumphs on the Deutschland Tour

After a splendid battle between the big guns of the Deutschland Tour all the way to the finish line of the fourth and final stage, Matej Mohoric managed to keep his overall leader’s red jersey and wins this 2018 edition of the race, ten years after its last appearance on the world cycling calendar. But The Slovenian had to give all he had to conquer the GC, threatened by all his rivals in the final loops around Stuttgart. The final day eventually saw Germany’s Nils Politt claim the stage win ahead of Mohoric and Caruso. At only 23 years of age, Mohoric conquers a second consecutive stage race after claiming the Binck Bank Tour just a week ago. Mohoric wins the event with a 6’’ lead over Politt and 12’’ over Schachmann.

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Sweet Revenge for commanding Mohoric

Well-deserved victory of Matej Mohoric on stage 3 of the Deutschland Tour from Trier to Merzig.

Mohoric now to win the red jersey

Merzig – August 25, 2018. The beautiful Saarland area of Germany offered all the ingredients for an eventful battle between the big guns of the Deutschland Tour. Second yesterday behind Schachmann, Matej Mohotric enjoyed a sweet revenge claiming a fine victory. After the final hilly part of the day, the Slovenian proved to be the fastest of the reduced bunch, beating Nils Politt and Pieter Vanspeybrouck to the line. Junior World champion, U23 World champion and recently winner of the Binck Bank Tour, Mohoric conquers the overall lead and takes an option on final victory before the final day tomorrow in Stuttgart.

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Schachmann wins the stage and the red jersey in Trier

 

Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) - winner of stage 2 of the Deutschland Tour.

Schachmann, German Hero

After the battle of sprinters yesterday, stage 2 of the Deutschland Tour offered far more opportunities to climbers and GC riders on a very demanding and hilly final part. And indeed victory was decided between four extremely strong men on the final straight in Trier. After taking off with Tom Dumoulin on the last climb of the day, with 6kms to go, Maximilian Schachmann conquered a prestigious win on home soil. The German eventually outsprinted Matej Mohoric and Dumoulin, capturing at the same time the overall red jersey. At 24 years old he confirms what a promising rider he is after already winning on the Giro this year and gives his Quick-Step Floors team a second success in a row in Germany.

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A very close decision:

 

The Columbian Álvaro José Hodeg (Team Quickstep-Floors) beats Pascal Ackermann (Team BORA-hansgrohe) in photo finish sprint.

Hodeg wins the first stage of the Deutschland Tour in Bonn

The last time a rider raised his arm in the air on the finish line of the Deutschland Tour was ten years ago so who better then a young and promising sprinter to do so again on this brand new edition of the event. As expected stage 1 of the race was decided in a bunched sprint on the final long straight in Bonn but while many were expecting German specialists Kittel, Greipel or Ackerman, Alvaro Hodeg triumphantly powered to the line. The Colombian eventually captured the win ahead of Ackerman and Bonifazio and naturally conquers the overall leader’s red jersey.

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Big names starting in Koblenz

 

Both, the winner of the Tour de France 2018 Geraint Thomas (GBR) and the runner up Tom Dumoulin (NED) will start at the Deutschland Tour.

Thomas, Dumoulin and Bardet to enlighten the Deutschland Tour

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, runner up Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet are the big names of the Deutschland Tour set to serve as the platform for the new generation of German cycling. Local heroes of today (Marcel Kittel, André Greipel, Pascal Ackermann), tomorrow (Maximilian Schachmann, Nils Politt, Lennard Kämna) and after tomorrow (the young guns of the continental teams) are on their toes for the race due to take place from August 23 to 26. From Koblenz to Stuttgart, the whole German cycling community is involved in the event.

The team presentation will take place on Wednesday, August, 22, at 5.30 pm in Koblenz at the Deutsche Eck.

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Straight from the "Champs-Élysées" to the Deutschland Tour: Thomas Geraint, winner of the Tour de France 2018, will start in Koblenz.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas to start at the Deutschland Tour

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) will make his first official race appearance after winning the Tour de France at the Deutschland Tour. The 32-year-old Welshman has opted for the four-day race from Koblenz to Stuttgart to enter the second half of the season. In addition to Geraint Thomas, who also relies on the home field advantage of his teammate Christian Knees, more international top stars will line-up for the Tour of Germany. The high-profile start list, which will be announced on Monday, underlines the importance of the newly launched stage race. Thomas: "I’ve won Bayern-Rundfahrt twice and I really enjoy racing in Germany. It’s a lovely country and I really enjoy going there."

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Thousands of cycling fans provided the riders a spectacular atmosphere for the team presentation at the Deutsche Eck in Koblenz.

The Deutschland Tour begins

After a fantastic team presentation, the 1st stage of the revived Deutschland Tour will start tomorrow.

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German WorldTour riders at the start of the Deutschland Tour

The new Deutschland Tour is a “must” for many German pro cyclists. With 15 German WorldTour riders on the preliminary start list, it is clear that the majority of the German elite has decided to take on the Deutschland Tour. The German contingent will be led by German national champion Pascal Ackermann, who has already ridden the entire course of the Deutschland Tour. Team Sunweb is also coming with a strong line-up, and will look to sprinter MaxWalscheid. Team Katusha-Alpecin, with top sprinter Marcel Kittel, plans a team for every race scenario. There is still a large question mark as to the participation of Tony Martin, due to the injury he suffered in the Tour de France.

The fans of the Deutschland Tour can look forward to Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) and Nico Denz (AG2R La Mondiale) – two riders who put in an impressive first half of the season. André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Christian Knees (Team Sky) are two veterans who already have experience with the Deutschland Tour. For Greipel, it could be a jubilee, as he sprinted to stage win 10 years ago in the last running of the race.

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Battle for the jerseys at the Deutschland Tour

Red, green, white and white-dotted - these are the leader jerseys that the 132 pro riders will fight for on their way from Koblenz to Stuttgart. The leader’s jersey of the Deutschland Tour will present a very special surprise. It becomes the Hall of  Fame for the Tour’s fans, as it carries the names of the thousands of fans who have helped to plan and put on the Deutschland Tour. As in the big stage races, from the Tour de France to the Vuelta a Espana, the green jersey at the Deutschland Tour will be presented by ŠKODA. The ranking for the best young pro is presented by Dauner in an innovative refreshing design.

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Eurosport becomes international TV-partner of the Deutschland Tour

Eurosport will take over the complete two-hour live TV signal for each of the four stages of the Deutschland Tour using its television channels Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 as well as the Eurosport Player on mobile and web-based platforms. The live broadcast takes place in 60 countries of the pan-European and Asia-Pacific territory. Together with further TV-rights holders of the Deutschland Tour, the first edition of the race is already being distributed in 190 countries.

In Germany, all four stages of the Deutschland Tour will be broadcasted live through the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. On the first two days of the Deutschland Tour WDR, SWR, HR and SR will report for two hours at the same time. On Saturday ZDF broadcasts the third stage. Das Erste reports live from the final stage. The grand finale, which ends in the Baden-Württemberg state capital on 26th August, can also be watched live on Eurosport 2 in Germany.

German Continental teams for the Deutschland Tour selected

The binding qualification criteria for the German Continental teams for the Deutschland Tour were announced at the start of the season. Now that the German championships have been held, the two best-placed German Continental teams in the BDR’s Rad-Bundesliga and the UCI Europe Tour have received invitations to the Deutschland Tour. As the top team in the Rad-Bundesliga and second ranked German team in the Europe Tour, Team Lotto-Kern Haus qualified easily for the Deutschland Tour. Team Dauner D&DQ Akkon is the second-best Continental team in the Bundesliga and has thus also fulfilled the participation criteria for the Deutschland Tour. Heizomat Rad-Net.de and Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany qualified through the UCI Europe Tour. 

In addition to the eleven WorldTour and four German Continental teams, there will be six ProContinental teams at the start of the new Deutschland Tour. Two of the teams at the start in Koblenz, Wanty-Groupe Gobert and Fortuneo-Samsic, will be riding the upcoming Tour de France as wildcards. Teams from Russia (Gazprom-RusVelo), the USA (Rally Cycling), Israel (Israel Cycling Academy) and the Netherlands (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) emphasize the international character of the race.

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Final route out now!

One month before the first running of the new Deutschland Tour, the final course of the four-day stage race has been finalized in all details with the participating communities and regions as well as the more than 50 authorities and institutions involved. All route maps, profiles and KML files of all stages are now available for download. With great anticipation, we are looking forward to start of the Deutschland Tour on August 23, when the course with its great variety of challenges of 13 ranked climbs and 8 sprints will see a battle for stage wins and special jerseys between the Classics specialists and the sprinters

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The 22 teams of the Deutschland Tour 2018:

UCI WorldTour

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA), Bahrain-Merida (BRN), BMC Racing Team (USA), Bora-hansgrohe (GER), Team Dimension Data (RSA), Lotto Soudal (BEL), Movistar Team (ESP), Quick-Step Floors (BEL), Team Katusha Alpecin (SUI), Team Sky (GBR), Team Sunweb (GER)

UCI ProContinental

Gazprom-RusVelo (RUS), Israel Cycling Academy (ISR), Rally Cycling (USA), Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij (NED), Team Fortuneo-Samsic (FRA), Wanty-Groupe Gobert (BEL)

UCI Continental

Heizomat Rad-Net.de (GER), Leopard Pro Cycling (LUX), Team Dauner D&DQ Akkon (GER), Team Lotto-Kern Haus (GER), Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany (GER)

Top cast for the Deutschland Tour – 11 WorldTeams at the start

In its very first year back, the Deutschland Tour can expect a highly rated peloton. Eleven teams from the highest category, the UCI WorldTour, have registered for the four-day stage race (August 23-26). The list of UCI WorldTeams is led by the two German teams, Bora-hansgrohe and Team Sunweb, as well as Team Katusha Alpecin. Germany’s only stage race for Elite men is a special one in the racing calendar for these teams with a large contingent of German riders.

The fans can also look forward to the top international teams with German riders: Quick-Step Floors, AG2R La Mondiale, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team and Team Sky will take part in the Deutschland Tour. Teams Bahrain-Merida, BMC Racing Team and Team Dimension Data round out the start list of teams from the UCI WorldTour.

Besides German star riders, like André Greipel, Marcel Kittel and Tony Martin, also the young top sprinters, like Pascal Ackermann, Max Walscheid and Rick Zabel, are planning to compete in the new Deutschland Tour.

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Jedermann Tour Stuttgart - Two appealing courses through the Stuttgart region

The Jedermann Tour, the “every rider” race connected with the Deutschland Tour, will be held on August 26. 3500 hobby cyclists will make their way on the paths of the pro riders in and around Stuttgart on the final day of the four-day Deutschland Tour. The participants can choose between a shorter “Through the Vineyards” race (65 kilometer, about 700 climbing meters) or “Around the Stuttgart Region” (111 kilometers, about 1300 climbing meters). The longer course is aimed at ambitious hobby cyclists, and the shorter course is welcoming to beginners and can even be ridden on tandem bikes or totally without time measurement.

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"kinder+Sport" to become partner of the Mini Tour

The “kinder+Sport” exercise initiative from Ferrero is a partner of the Deutschland Tour and the cycling classic Eschborn-Frankfurt. In addition to the “kinder+Sport Basketball Academy” and their support for the SportabzeichenTour, “kinder+Sport” is expanding its engagement to include a further sporting activity with this partnership – cycling for kids. “kinder+Sport” wants kids and young people to be enthusiastic about cycling and to motivate them for more sport and exercise. As part of this new partnership, “kinder+Sport” will put on the “kinder+Sport mini tour” at the cycling classic Eschborn-Frankfurt on May 1 and the Deutschland Tour (August 23-26).  The educational aspect of the “kinder+Sport mini tour” plans to lead kids to cycling through having fun. A large cycling “theme park” with various modules and riding courses offers kids the possibility to test their abilities on the bike and to improve under professional direction.

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ARD, ZDF and Eurosport report live from the Deutschland Tour

Good news for all cycling fans. The new edition of the Deutschland Tour will be broadcasted live on German TV on all four days. From August 23 to 26, ARD, ZDF and Eurosport will be reporting from each stage. The opening (August 23, Koblenz-Bonn) and the queen stage (August 24, Bonn-Trier) will be broadcasted by ARD’s regional programs of those regions that are passed through by the Deutschland Tour. The pre-deciding stage on Saturday (August 25, Trier-Merzig) can be watched in the main program of ZDF. The final stage, which runs from Lorsch to Stuttgart on August 26, will be broadcasted by Das Erste. In addition to the live broadcasts and race summaries on ARD and ZDF, the Deutschland Tour will also be shown live on Eurosport. The sports channel will report on both Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 as well as the Eurosport Player from Germany’s only professional stage race.

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Course of the Deutschland Tour presented

The Deutschland Tour runs through southwestern Germany from August 23-26 and visits five German states in its first new appearance. The terrain between the start in Koblenz and the finale in Stuttgart is very diverse and inspired the course designers to create a race which will leave the question of the final overall winner open until the final day. Sprinters and aggressive Classics riders will all have their chances on the four stages, which cover more than 740 kilometers. In its comeback, the Deutschland Tour is focusing especially on the fans. In addition to a extensive participatory program, downtown finishes in every stage will provide a great cycling experience to the fans.

Former pro rider Fabian Wegmann, who helped to plan the course, said “This Deutschland Tour would have pleased me as an active rider. The stages are quite varied and will reward the aggressive riders. The sprinters and Classics riders have equal chances, so that things will remain exciting up until the final day. In order to be closer to the fans in the finales and to offer a great experience, we have built a closing circuit into every stage."

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Diversified profile for exciting stages

Santini becomes Official Supplier of the Tour of Germany

The new Tour of Germany will be dressed by Santini Cycling Wear. The Italian manufacturer will design and produce the official leader jerseys for Germany’s only professional stage race (August 23-26). In addition to the pros’ equipment, 3,500 hobby athletes of the sportive event will receive free jerseys in the Deutschland Tour design. The sportive of the Tour of Germany, called Jedermann Tour, will take place on August 26th in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region. Santini will also launch a special line of cycling wear dedicated to the Deutschland Tour that will be on sale in summer 2018.

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Santini - new partner of the Deutschland Tour

Deutschland Tour to visit Bonn

Bonn will be the fifth German city to host a stage of the new Deutschland Tour. In addition to the start in Koblenz and the finish in Stuttgart, as well as stage visits in Merzig and Trier, the race from August 23-26 will also visit Bonn. Bonn will be the only stage host in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The complete course will be announced on March 2, in the presence of German pro riders and representatives of the host cities and Bundesländer.

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Deutschland Tour starts in Koblenz at the Deutsche Eck

The first edition of the new Deutschland Tour will start in Koblenz. With that, the course of the four-day stage race is settled: the Deutschland Tour 2018 runs from August 23 to 26 from Koblenz to Stuttgart. During these four days the race will visit, amongst others, Trier and Merzig in the Saarland. The complete course will be announced on March 2.

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Hessen is also in the race:

Lorsch in southern Hessen will host the start of a stage in the new Deutschland Tour. With Rheinland-Pfalz (Koblenz, Trier), Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart), the Saarland (Merzig) and Hessen (Lorsch), the Deutschland Tour from August 23-26 now runs through four German states. The complete course will be presented on March 2.   Lorsch is famous for the Lorsch Abbey, which is amongst the half-timbered houses in the city center, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is the gate to the Bergstrasse and attracts many cyclists who are looking for an especially mild climate and challenging tours.

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Deutschland Tour stage starts in Lorsch

The Tour of Germany visits the Saarland: Merzig becomes a host city

Third stage, third state – with Merzig in the Saarland the route of the new Tour of Germany continues to take shape. After Stuttgart and Trier already have been announced as host cities, Merzig is another destination of the four-day stage race between August 23 and 26, 2018.

Merzig plays a special role among the stages of the Deutschland Tour, because in addition to the pros, cycling’s youngsters will also be riding in the Saarland. The so-called Newcomer Tour, the junior races of the Deutschland Tour will be held on this day in Merzig. In addition, the cycling festival will be accompanied by an expo, a kids’ race and family-friendly rides on car-free roads.

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Merzig: stage city of the Deutschland Tour 2018

Trier to host a stage at the Deutschland Tour

The course of the new Deutschland Tour is taking shape. The city of Trier will host a stage in the new edition of the four-day stage race, which will be held August 23-26, 2018. This means that the Deutschland Tour will visit not only Baden-Württemberg but also Rheinland-Pfalz. After Stuttgart was announced as the final stop of the Deutschland Tour, cycling fans can now also look forward to Germany’s oldest city. In Trier, fans will not only experience the professional race but also a cycling festival with Expo, Kids Race and family-friendly rides on closed roads.

For the pro race, the Landkreis Trier-Saarburg promises an especially challenging stage profile, with the Moselle River valley and the foothills of the Eifel and Hunsrück providing many steep climbs. To honor this terrain and the many famous landmarks of Trier, including the Porta Nigra and the UNESCO World Heritage Roman ruins, the city on the Moselle will host both the finish and start of a stage. Further stations of the Deutschland Tour 2018 have already been selected and will be announced along with the exact course of the race in the next few weeks. More Information

Trier: stage city of the Deutschland Tour 2018

Johannes Fröhlinger: „The return of the Deutschland Tour on roads I know – it could hardly be better”

Johannes Fröhlinger is one of the most experienced German pros in the peloton. The 32-year-old with Team Sunweb has just ended his 11th year as a pro cyclist and extended his contract through 2019. The native of Gerolstein is a cornerstone of his team as its road captain. With his cycling roots in the Eifel, Fröhlinger feels especially good on the challenging rolling terrain. Read More.