Deutschland Tour - Germany's only stage race of the men's elite with many side events: Jedermann Tour (age group race), „kinder+Sport mini tour”, Ride Tour, Newcome Tour and Expo Tour
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.
“The Deutschland Tour connects: the north with the south and the eastern with the western federal states. This route will present Germany in all its diversity in summer 2021. From the holiday region on the Baltic Sea passing places worth seeing and low mountain ranges, such as in Thuringia, to the Erlangen-Nuremberg metropolitan region. We have a year full of anticipation ahead of us, in which the fans can already explore the pro-route on their bikes,” says Claude Rach, Managing Director of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports.
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.
“A year ago, we convinced ourselves: the Deutschland Tour is a great platform for our national marketing. The event brings great sport to the Thuringians right on their doorstep. The reach throughout Germany and the countless international contacts also give us the opportunity to ideally advertise our state. Thuringia presents itself in a modern environment for guests, specialists and investors,” says Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister for Economy, Science and Digital Society of the Free State of Thuringia.