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.