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German young riders receive invitation for the Deutschland Tour

June 28th, 2022

Saris Rouvy Sauerland Team, Team Lotto - Kern Haus, Team Dauner | Akkon and a German national selection will start at the Deutschland Tour. They receive an invitation to Germany's most important cycling race and complement the 16 international WorldTeams and ProTeams.

The Saris Rouvy Sauerland Team is currently impressing in the German Cycling League. The team is represented by four riders in the Top5. With Jon Knolle, it leads the standings. After 2018 and 2021, the Sauerland team receives an invitation for the third time.

For the teams Lotto - Kern Haus and Dauner | Akkon it is already the fourth participation in the Deutschland Tour. Lotto - Kern Haus was convincing in the first half of the season both in the national league, where the team has the runner-up in Jan Hugger, and in international races in the elite and junior categories. Dauner | Akkon put an exclamation mark on last season by winning the overall standings in the German Cycling League.

 

Top teams confirmed for the Deutschland Tour 2022

June 23rd, 2022

Germany's most important cycling race once again underscores its key position. Two months before the race's start in Weimar, the Deutschland Tour confirms it will take place with the maximum of 14 teams from the WorldTour. Two ProTeams and four other German teams complete the list of teams.

BORA - hansgrohe leads the line-up of 20 teams on the Deutschland Tour. With Nils Politt as overall winner, the team impressed at their home tour in 2021. But strong competition for the only German WorldTeam has been announced for the upcoming August. The world's best teams are set to come: Jumbo-Visma, INEOS Grenadiers, UAE Team Emirates and Bahrain-Victorious form the Top 5 of the current world rankings with BORA - hansgrohe.

Intermaché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux has riders in its ranks who left their mark on the last edition of the Deutschland Tour. Alexander Kristoff underlined his preference for German races with two stage wins and Georg Zimmermann showed his great talent by winning the jersey of the best young rider. Local cycling fans will also look forward to the international teams of many German pros. In addition to Team DSM, EF Education - Easypost, Israel - Premier Tech, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team and Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team might nominate their German riders for the Deutschland Tour. The AG2R Citroën Team and Trek – Segafredo complete the list of WorldTeams.

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Deutschland Tour 2022 with a demanding course

March 31st, 2022

The Deutschland Tour will run over five stages this year. The addition of an extra race day is just one of many debuts. For the first time, Germany's largest bike event begins with a prologue, and on top, the Deutschland Tour will feature a mountain-top-finish. The UCI ProSeries race takes place from August 24 to 28 and runs from the center of Germany to the south. Riders compete on 710 kilometers and tackle more than 11,000 meters in altitude.

This year’s Deutschland Tour runs from Weimar in Thuringia, a city with a unique historical and cultural heritage in Germany, to the south-western metropolis of Stuttgart. The course design demands for all-round qualities. A short prologue benefits the powerful riders, a sprint finish on the first stage is followed by a highly selective finish lap the day after. Climbers will be happy about the 12 kilometers ascent up to the famous Schauinsland mountain, while the puncheurs want to turn everything around on the hilly and steep course of the final day.

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