Press Releases 2023

Winterberg in the Sauerland hosts the Deutschland Tour 2023

March 23rd, 2023

The Sauerland region marks the halfway point of this year's Deutschland Tour. Winterberg completes the list of stage destinations in 2023. A challenging 2nd stage will come to an end in Winterberg on August 25. The route in the Sauerland is particularly suitable for the aggressive classic riders.

After the first two days of racing in the Saarland with many challenges, the highest point of the tour awaits in the Sauerland during the 2nd stage. The German pros in the peloton can show off their knowledge of the route on August 25. They were guests here at the last German Championships. Nils Politt, winner of the 2021 Deutschland Tour, won his first champion's jersey back then.

In the last third of the 2nd stage to Winterberg, it becomes more and more demanding for the pros. At the latest on the finish lap through Winterberg, the finale is opened. The route passes the 'Kappe' adventure mountain as well as the bobsled run. Also, the 'Kahle Asten' casts its eye over the pros. A final climb, which ends just two kilometers before the finish, invites late attacks once again. In the shadow of Winterberg's landmark, the St. Georg ski jump, the day's winner is determined.

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Bremen ist Gastgeber des großen Finales der Deutschland Tour 2023

February 2nd, 2023

On August 27, fans can look forward to a particularly exciting conclusion to the five-day Deutschland Tour: Bremen's Überseestadt will be the backdrop for a Sprint Royal of the world's best cyclists. Before the professionals race for the overall victory of the Deutschland Tour, thousands of amateur athletes* will already be on their racing bikes in and around Bremen.

For the first time, the new Deutschland Tour comes to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. This means that Germany's most important cycling race has already visited 11 of the 16 federal states since its relaunch. In Bremen, the Deutschland Tour meets a cycling enthusiast region. The Hanseatic city is the most bicycle-friendly major city in Germany: twice as many bicycles as cars are on the road here every day, and Bremen is considered the German birthplace of the bicycle road. So on August 27, the Deutschland Tour with its diverse hands-on program will be part of Bremen's cycling campaign: Bike It!

Sprint finale in Überseestadt

The finish area of the Deutschland Tour is planned in Bremen's Überseestadt. Coming from the Mittelweser region, the pros will enter the city area via the Carl-Carstens-Brücke and pass the Weserstadion and Bremen's old town shortly before the finish. One of the Deutschland Tour traditions is that spectators can enjoy the spectacle several times: A finishing lap takes the pros through the Bremen scenery three times. It is the preparation for the crowning finale of the Deutschland Tour 2023, because the long finishing straight of 750 meters is made for a sprint royal.

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Essen will host the Deutschland Tour in 2023

February 16th, 2023

The Deutschland Tour is coming to the Ruhr region. Essen will host the finish of the 3rd stage of Germany's most important cycling race. On August 26, a preliminary decision for the overall victory of the Deutschland Tour 2023 will be made in the Ruhr metropolis.

For the first time since its relaunch, the Deutschland Tour will pass through the Ruhr region. The last time the cycling race made a stop in Essen was in the 1950s and 1970s. This year, the five-day tour begins in Saarland, where the prologue (St. Wendel) and the complete 1st stage (St. Wendel - Merzig) will be held. With the finale of the 3rd stage in Essen, the route of the Deutschland Tour 2023 takes shape.

Cycling fans in the Ruhr region can look forward to an eventful Deutschland Tour Saturday on August 26. On the penultimate day of the tour, Essen will provide the backdrop for the prestigious stage win and a preliminary decision in the battle for the overall winner's red jersey. In addition to the finish of the elite riders as the highlight of the day, the Newcomer Tour will also be held in Essen. The junior race is already a good tradition and specifically promotes young female cyclists.

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Deutschland Tour 2023 starts in Saarland

January 24th, 2023

On 23 August, the Deutschland Tour celebrates its big kick-off in Saarland. The start of this year's edition of Germany's most important cycling race will take place in St. Wendel. The district town will host the prologue. On 24 August, the first stage leads from St. Wendel completely through the Saarland to Merzig.

In August, Saarland's cycling enthusiasts will welcome the Deutschland Tour 2023. St. Wendel has firmly established itself in cycling as the host of many competitions, up to and including the Cross World Championships and MTB WorldCups. In addition, one of the most important international junior races, the Trofeo, has been held in the Saarland for 35 years. For some Deutschland Tour pros, August will be a return to their sporting roots.

After the successful premiere of the prologue last year, this year's Deutschland Tour will also start with a short individual time trial. A technically demanding circuit through St. Wendel demands everything from the 120 professionals right at the start. The seconds game is exciting for the spectators along the route and shapes the sporting decision for the leader's jersey in the following stages

St. Wendel will also be the starting point of the first stage. It runs completely through the Saarland and leads the professionals through the mountainous north of the state. The route offers views worth seeing, for example of the Saar loop, and runs all the way to Merzig. With its hilly profile and a demanding finish lap, the stage has a typical classic character.

For the Deutschland Tour, the stage finish in Merzig is a comeback. The race was already hosted here in 2018, when Matej Mohoric won the sprint of a lead group just ahead of Nils Politt and laid the foundation for his later overall victory.

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Deutschland Tour 2023 takes place from 23 to 27 August

Along with the cycling calendar for the coming season, the world federation UCI has also announced the status and date of the Deutschland Tour 2023. The Tour will be held from Wednesday, 23 August, to Sunday, 27 August.

Germany's most important cycling race will also be staged next year as a five-day stage race in the UCI ProSeries, the competition below the WorldTour. This year's staging was a great success. More than 500,000 spectators watched the exciting professional race between Weimar and Stuttgart, and more than 5 million viewers watched the broadcasts via stream and on TV throughout Germany. The race for amateur athletes on the final Sunday was fully booked. Almost 6,000 athletes, from the kids of the "kinder Joy of Moving mini tour" to the participants of the Techniker Ride Tour, were attracted by the Deutschland Tour.

"2023 will build on the success of the Deutschland Tour 2022. The Tour has established itself with the best teams and riders in the world as well as with the participants of the Jedermann Tour. We are delighted that our traditional date at the end of August has been confirmed and that we can now finalise the details for the fifth edition of the new Deutschland Tour" says Matthias Pietsch, Managing Director at the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports.

Deutschland Tour 2022 with a spectacular finale in Stuttgart

August 28th, 2022

The 4th and last stage of the Deutschland Tour 2022 once again turned many things upside down. However, the top positions in the overall classification remained unchanged. Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) took 5th place in the final stage, running over 186.6 kilometers from Schiltach to Stuttgart – just to win the Deutschland Tour 2022. Even the day's victory could not push Peio Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious), the overall second, further ahead. However, the Spaniard can console himself with the green jersey, which he took last minute from Norwegian Alexander Kristoff.

Bilbao said after his stage win: "Fighting for the overall classification was hard. But I felt I could fight for the stage win today. That worked out. That's why it was a good week for me in my first race in Germany. For sure I will come back."

Even more confident was Yates.“’Lucky’ is not the word I would use. This win really means a lot for me. We tried to control the race from the beginning, but it felt like everybody wanted to be in the break today. At one point it got tight, but we stayed calm, didn’t panic and came away with the win.”

Behind Yates and Bilbao there was movement in the overall standings. At the last moment, Ruben Almeida Guerreiro (EF Education - EasyPost) made it to the podium. He was helped by the bonus seconds he gained as second of the day at the finish and at the day's bonification sprint. Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) moved to the 4th place in the GC by sprinting to third place in the final stage. On top of that, he won the white jersey of the best young rider like he did last year.

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