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

28. April 2020

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.




First stage of the Deutschland Tour runs through Rostock


The Deutschland Tour goes through Rostock on August 20. The Hanseatic university city greets the pro cyclists on the first stage, after it starts in Stralsund. After going through the city, and with the intermediate sprint in downtown Rostock, the riders head to the first decision of the race in the provincial capital of Schwerin.

The first stage of the Deutschland Tour in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is taking shape. The 132 pro cyclists, from the top German stars to the Tour de France elite, start on August 20 on the island of Stralsund. To make the Tour's coastal premiere perfect, the course then goes through the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock. From Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's biggest city the peloton heads towards Schwerin. The impressive setting of the schloss in the provincial capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommmern will be the stage for the for the first winner of the Deutschland Tour 2020.

Rostock marks the middle of the first stage of this year's Deutschland Tour between Stralsund and the provincial capital Schwerin. The inclusion of the most populous city in the province is a special symbol in the year celebrating „30 years Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.“


Transfernews: Johannes Fröhlinger new coach of 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.


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.

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. In addition to the elite riders, more than 3,000 amateur cyclists are expected to ride on the streets of the Franconia region. The registration for the Jedermann Tour 2020, the sportive event of the Deutschland Tour, is now available at