Press Releases 2021

Top cast promises a great Deutschland Tour

June, 17th 2021

In exactly ten weeks, on August 25, the team presentation of the Deutschland Tour will take place on the Stralsund harbor island. Among the squads fighting to win the Deutschland Tour are the two German WorldTeams BORA - hansgrohe and Team DSM. Teams with German riders, such as Alpecin - Fenix, Bahrain - Victorious and Israel Start-Up Nation, as well as the top international teams are expected.

22 teams, each with six riders, will take part in the Deutschland Tour from August 26 to 29. The race runs over four stages from the Hanseatic city of Stralsund to Nuremberg. 727 kilometers are covered on the route from the Baltic Sea to Franconia. After a flat section in the north of Germany, the race's central part in Thuringia becomes hillier. The final stage in Bavaria will be a true classic – only 160 kilometers long but peppered with 13 steep climbs.


Jedermann Tour as a summer highlight on August 29th in Nuremberg

May, 11th - 2021

There are almost four months of training ahead of the Jedermann Tour. The race for amateur cyclists traditionally takes place on the final day of the Deutschland Tour. On August 29th the time has come in Nuremberg: Before the professionals conquer Franconian Switzerland, the course belongs to everyone. Beginners and ambitious riders can enjoy the Deutschland Tour atmosphere on two routes. A Santini jersey in "Franconian design" is included free of charge with every registration on

Marcel Kittel has already taken a close look at both routes: “The Jedermann Tour whets the appetite for summer and cycling. Everyone can dare to do the 55-kilometer route. Not too difficult, not too long and car-free roads are perfect for beginners on the racing bike. And if you are already training properly in May, you can set yourself a real challenge for August with the long distance. More than 100 kilometers and some crisp ramps in profile - that's something."


Deutschland Tour is preparing for the final weekend in Franconia

April, 4th - 2021

The planning for the Deutschland Tour (August 26th to 29th) is in full swing. From the official coordination to the TV production to the participating professional teams, the organization is right on schedule. The final weekend of Germany's largest cycling festival will take place in Franconia this year. The preliminary decision for the overall victory of the Deutschland Tour 2021 will be made in Erlangen.

Since the Deutschland Tour had to be postponed last summer, the tour will run this summer over four stages from the Hanseatic city of Stralsund to Nuremberg.


Plan International Challenge – the charity ride for children's rights at the Deutschland Tour

March, 31th - 2021

Everyone can ride the Deutschland Tour? This is now possible thanks to a new fundraising campaign that was developed together with the children's aid organization Plan International. On each of the race’s four stages, 10 teams of two riders bike just ahead of the elite peloton to collect donations for a project against child labor in Tanzania. According to the motto “Your stage for children's rights”, the participants ride the entire route from the stage’s start city, making it over the official finish line in time before the pro riders arrive. Registration for the limited spots in the fundraising campaign is now open:

As in the previous edition, the Deutschland Tour will again campaign for children's rights in 2021. Plan International is the official charity partner of Germany's largest cycling festival. The goal: children should have the same rights and opportunities worldwide so that they can grow up healthy and actively shape their future.