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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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Yates dominates on Schauinsland and takes overall lead of the Deutschland Tour

August 27th, 2022

At no point did Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) leave any doubt that any other rider could win the queen stage of the Deutschland Tour up to the Schauinsland. While fellow favorites like Romain Bardet (Team DSM), Bauke Mollema (Trek - Segafredo) or the climbers from BORA - hansgrohe lost ground, the 30-year-old attacked early and rode the last eight kilometers solo towards the summit. Including bonus seconds, the Briton took a 30-second lead in the GC over Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious), who finished second.

Behind Yates, the GC was shaken up. Bilbao is the new second. Mauri Vansevenant (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), who finished third in the stage, is now also in this position in the fight for the red jersey. However, the 23-year-old Belgian is at the top of the young rider classification, tied with Mattias Skjelmose (Trek - Segafredo). Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) is one second behind, being the best German rider in the overall standings.

The other two classification jerseys remain with their previous owners. Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) defended the green jersey. Jakob Geßner (Lotto - Kern Haus) continues to wear the blue jersey. "We started today with the goal to get as many points as possible at the first KOM. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough for the maximum points, but for remaining in the lead. A jersey like that on your shoulders always gives extra motivation. We didn't start here as a Continental team just to ride along."

Simon Geschke (German national team) had mixed feelings about his home stage. "From a sporting point of view, it was very average. But average is not enough on such a day at this level. My legs were not as they should have been. I have to accept that things are a bit tougher at the moment." The 36-year-old, on the other hand, was able to enjoy the atmosphere. "It was almost a bit like the Tour de France here at the Schauinsland despite the weather. I heard my name very often and was more excited than usually."

Right at the start in Freiburg, a group of six had broken away. The brothers Michiel and Abram Stockman (both Saris Rouvy Sauerland), Joshua Huppertz and Geßner (both Lotto - Kern Haus) had already been in breakaway groups on the previous stages. They were joined by Frederik Raßmann (Dauner - Akkon) and Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal). Their maximum lead was more than seven minutes. In the climb to Luisenhöhe 15 kilometers before the finish, the leading group fell apart. As BORA - hansgrohe then rode at speed into the Schauinsland, the peloton also broke up. Then it was Yates' turn.

Due to the small gaps after the Schauinsland stage, the fight for the overall lead is now postponed to the last stage from Schiltach to Stuttgart. Spread over 186.6 kilometers, about 3000 meters of altitude have to be overcome - more than on any other stage of this year's Tour.

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Kristoff extends his series of German wins at the Deutschland Tour

August 26th, 2022

After a frantic fight for the break of the day, the 2nd stage of the Deutschland Tour cooled down for quite a bit. But it was the calm before the storm because the last 40 kilometers were a real challenge. After EF Education - EasyPost split the peloton at the Amöneburg climb, it remained hectic for the last kilometers between Meiningen and Marburg. In the end, however, things were as they often are in a Deutschland Tour: Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) stood at the top of the winner's podium. For the Norwegian it was already the fourth stage win at the new Deutschland Tour – that's a best.

Kristoff, who also took over the green jersey of the points leader with his victory, is always lucky when racing in Germany. “I don’t know why, but Germany suits me. I also always have good results in Frankfurt. Maybe it’s because the climbs are not too long, and we do local circuits – like the Champs-Élysées. I prefer them.”

But the efforts of EF Education - EasyPost, which played a starring role in the final kilometers, were also paid off. Although the team's leader Alberto Bettiol was still behind Kristoff and second-placed Florian Sénéchal in the stage's classification, he took the overall leader's red jersey thanks to six bonus seconds he had secured at the finish and five kilometers earlier in the bonification sprint. Previous leader Filippo Ganna and Kristoff are tied behind.

Bettiol said after the race: ”We are not here to see the German landscape. We try to win. Unfortunately, we didn’t do today, but we were close. And we also reach the goal to take some bonus seconds for me. Because tomorrow I don’t think I’m gonna win. The climb is very hard, and I am happy to take some seconds on the best climbers here.”

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Caleb Ewan wins first stage of the Deutschland Tour – Ganna defends red jersey

August 25th, 2022

Maybe the 500-metre-long finish line in Meiningen was a bit too long for Alexander Kristoff (Intermarche - Wanty - Gobert Materiaux). The Norwegian, who became the day's favorite after European Champion Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) was distanced on the last climb, had to see not only the new white jersey winner Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious) pass but also the two young Germans Max Kanter (Movistar) and Felix Groß (UAE Emirates) as well as the French champion Florian Senechal (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl).

Stage winner Ewan knew another reason for this: "Downhill finishes are hard to time. But my team put me in a really good position. It was a very sweet victory after the last average months. But my team never lost faith in me and now I could pay something back for that."

Meanwhile, Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) stays the GC leader and defended the Deutschland Tour's red jersey in addition to the green jersey. "I didn't expect us to do this. But especially Egan (Bernal) worked hard to keep us in the top position in the overall classification." After the last climb, Ganna even impressed with an attack: "When Nils Politt attacked, I thought why not follow him. Then I did a bit more. But maybe that wasn't a great idea."

Until the last climb, the 171.7 kilometers between Weimar and Meiningen were dominated by an four-riders breakaway. Roman Duckert (Dauner - Akkon), Jakob Geßner, Joshua Huppertz (both Lotto - Kern Haus) and Michiel Stockman (Saris Rouvy Sauerland) got a maximum of four and a half minutes. While Huppertz dropped in the middle of the race, the remaining trio made it to the bonification sprint 20 kilometers before the end. But the peloton moved closer and swallowed the escapees in the following descent. For Geßner, however, the effort was worth it: the 22-year-old from Thuringia won all three KOMs and wears the blue jersey of the best climber tomorrow.

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World champion Ganna takes first Red Jersey by winning the prologue of the Deutschland Tour

August 24th, 2022

Although he had to compete without a time trial machine – like everyone else – ITT world champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadier) won the prologue over 2.6 kilometers. With his win, he takes the first red jersey of the Deutschland Tour 2022. The Italian mastered the six curves through Weimar in 2.56,89 minutes with 53 km/h about two seconds faster than Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo), who was another second faster than Nils Politt (Bora – Hansgrohe).

The 26-year-old Ganna, who recently had to give way to the two Swiss Stefan Bissegger and Stefan Küng at the European Championships in Munich, said: “It was a very intense race, at the finish line I was all-out. In the last corner I risked a little bit more and went all or nothing. But I was lucky and got through. I would have preferred an ITT bike, but in the end everything went well.

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Preview of the Deutschland Tour 2022 – voices of the favorites

August 23rd, 2022

The Deutschland Tour 2022 begins tomorrow. The pros will complete five days of racing covering 710 kilometers between the start in Weimar and the grand finale on Sunday in Stuttgart. 20 teams, including 14 teams from the UCI WorldTour, compete in Germany's most important race. In the fight for stage victories and the red jersey for the overall winner, World, European and national champions meet Tour de France stage winners as well as young German talents.

Time trial world champion Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) expects a first face-off in the short opening already: "It's a really short prologue. It's unlucky we aren't using the TT bike but just the road bike, which means other riders can put in strong performances as well. Like the sprinters who also have a chance of a good result. I know with the TT bike it would be better for me, so we will see. Obviously, we'll go out there and do the best we can. We're just hoping to have a great race overall."

Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step - Alpha Vinyl Team) is particularly looking at the first two stages, which are profiled but offer opportunities for the sprinters. The stage winner of the Tour de France presents his new jersey of the European road champion. "I’m really excited to race in Deutschland Tour with my brand new jersey. It’s my first time in Deutschland Tour so I’m happy I can discover the many fans and the beautiful places around here. Having taken the European title here in Germany is very special to me, it’s one of my biggest wins so far. I’m honored to race in this jersey, and with the team we’ll give our all as always and try go for some nice results."

The German fans will primarily cheer for BORA - hansgrohe. The team enters the home race with the German champion and defending overall winner Nils Politt: "Racing at home is always something special and even more with the distinctive jersey of the German champion. After the races in Munich and Hamburg I really look forward to the five days of the Deutschland Tour. I'm ready! The preparation went well, and my form is very good. We'll see whether it's enough to defend my title – the course is much more difficult this year. But our goal is definitely to keep the title in the team."

Emanuel Buchmann joined the team's roster as a late addition: "The infection was a major setback. Nevertheless, I hope to go into the Deutschland Tour with my Vuelta form. My preparation was very good, and the last few days of training were better again. That's why I'm aiming for a good place in the GC. Especially because there's a mountain top finish for the first time. The fact that some strong climbers are also racing here motivates even more!"

One of the GC favorites is Romain Bardet (Team DSM), who is also focusing on the first mountain stage of the new Deutschland Tour: "I am happy to be back at the Deutschland Tour for the second time after 2018. This year the course will be slightly different compared to the last editions. The addition of the prologue will give the GC some shape already, but it will be decided at the mountain top finish on the Schauinsland, what I assume to be an exciting stage. As a team we will aim for a nice result in the GC but for stage results, also in the sprints, as well."

For Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers), the five days of racing at the Deutschland Tour are further steps towards his comeback. The 2019 Tour de France winner is looking forward to his first bike race in Germany: "It was fantastic to finally pin on a number again and to ride the Tour of Denmark with my teammates. I felt comfortable in the bunch and I am now looking forward to the Deutschland Tour. The race features a nice mix of stages. That gives me important race kilometers and intensities with a lot of variety. It's great to be here and to continue my comeback. I am really looking forward to testing my condition over the next five days."

As captain of the German national team, Simon Geschke will lead five talents such as German U23 champion Jannis Peter. It is not only for this reason that the Freiburg resident sees the Deutschland Tour as another highlight of his season: "The Freiburg stage is of course a very emotional day for me. This is my home race with a lot of support along the course, the profile suits me a lot and I probably know the course better than anyone else in the peloton. That's the day I'm looking at. Now it's a question of my form. It won't be as good as at the Tour de France and there wasn't much recovery after that either. I'll see how I start into the Deutschland Tour and then the Freiburg day will definitely release some extra strength."

Jedermann Tour is sold out - all starting places for 28 August are allocated

August, 19th, 2022

The demand for the Jedermann Tour 2022 was so great that already today all starting places are allocated. The race is fully booked - late registration online or on site is no longer possible! Traditionally, on the final day of the Deutschland Tour, amateur cyclists also get the opportunity for their own bike race. For 28 August, 3,400 enthusiastic cyclists have secured a place in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region.

There is still a week to go before the start of the Jedermann Tour on Stuttgart's Schlossplatz. The anticipation of experiencing Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region on a road bike on closed roads is great. For the first time in the young history of the Jedermann Tour, the capacity of the race has been reached early. After the premiere in 2018, this year the Jedermann Tour celebrates a comeback in the capital of Baden-Württemberg and meets a region that is enthusiastic about racing bikes.

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One week until the start of the Deutschland Tour

August 18th, 2022

The Deutschland Tour starts in Weimar on 24 August. A short individual time trial awaits the 120 professionals at the start next Wednesday. After the seconds thriller, four stages follow until the grand finale on 28 August in Stuttgart.

Prologue, selective finishing lap, classic course and a mountain finish - the way to the overall victory of the Deutschland Tour 2022 demands a complete rider. Whether Nils Politt can defend his title will be shown on the 710 kilometres through Thuringia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The 20 teams, 14 of them from the UCI WorldTour, have prepared themselves for the varied terrain with sprinters, classics and classement riders.

Live broadcast on TV

As in previous years, a live coverage lasting several hours is scheduled daily on TV and live stream in the coming week. On 24 August, MDR will start the prologue at 5:15 pm. The following four stages will be shown alternately by ARD and ZDF. On Thursday, Das Erste will take over from 16:00. ZDF will start broadcasting the longest stage of this year's Tour at 15:40 on Friday. Fans can follow the mountain finish on the Schauinsland live on ARD on Saturday from 16:00. ZDF will report on the finale in Stuttgart on Sunday from 15:50.

The pictures of Germany's most important cycling race go to 190 countries. Broadcasters on four continents broadcast the race live on linear TV and as a stream in digital players and apps. A.S.O. produces the live signal of the Deutschland Tour with great effort. The technology used guarantees a TV experience like the Tour de France - including helicopters and various mobile and stationary cameras.

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Top start list promises an exciting Deutschland Tour 2022

Two weeks before the start of the Deutschland Tour, the 20 teams announced their provisional starters. Led by the defending winner and German champion Nils Politt, BORA - hansgrohe will enter their home race with several leaders. This year's stage profiles also suit Maximilian Schachmann, third overall in 2018, and Lennard Kämna.

Right at the start of the Deutschland Tour on August 24th, one jersey will catch the eye: with Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers), the ITT world champion will start the races first ever prologue. A look at the competition shows that the switch from the rainbow jersey to the red leader jersey won't go without a fight. With a length of only 2.6 kilometers, the lap through the cultural city of Weimar is a matter for the fast riders. Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), winner of the opening time trial of this year's Tour de France, national champions like Bauke Mollema (Trek - Segafredo) and the powerful sprinters will give their best.

With Le Tour stage winner Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma), the international elite of fast men meets the German sprinters around Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious), Rick Zabel (Israel - Premier Tech) and Max Kanter (Movistar Team). Alexander Kristoff (Intermaché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) will want to use his preference for German races again this year to win a stage.


3,000 cyclists expected in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Region

27th July, 22

Germany's most important cycling race starts in four weeks. On 24 August, the Deutschland Tour will kick off with a prologue in Weimar. On five race days, the professionals will cover more than 700 kilometres to Stuttgart. On the final day, 3,000 amateur cyclists are also expected there for the Jedermann Tour.

28 August is a fixed date in the calendar for enthusiastic road cyclists. At 9:15 a.m., the Jedermann Tour will start at the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart - the traditional prelude to the final day of the Deutschland Tour. Before the world's best professionals come to the state capital, the streets belong to the amateur athletes.

The participants who have registered for the shorter "Weinbergrunde" will start first in the centre of Stuttgart. The 57 kilometres with a not too difficult profile are perfect for beginners. 20 minutes later, the more ambitious cyclists will set off on the longer tour "Durch die Region Stuttgart". They can expect double the challenge: 116 kilometres and 1,050 metres of altitude.


Thuringia and "Oberhof 23" present the mountain jersey of the Deutschland Tour

21st July, 22

Thuringia's winter sports hotspot will be the venue for the World Championships in luge and biathlon next year. The Free State stands for sports enthusiasm in summer and winter - well seen on the blue jersey of the best climber in the Deutschland Tour. While the world's best cyclists ride the roads between the cultural city of Weimar and the Thuringian Forest in August, the top athletes meet in January and February on the Oberhof cross-country track and in the ice channel.

Seventeen mountain classifications - as many as never before - characterise the profile of the Deutschland Tour. The Thuringian Forest with the Rennsteig, Rhön, Kaiserstuhl and the Black Forest provide an impressive natural backdrop for this year's Tour.

After the prologue in Weimar, the Thuringian Forest awaits the fight for the mountain jersey right at the start. In Oberweißbach and shortly afterwards in Masserberg on the Rennsteig, the climb is almost 800 metres. Shortly before reaching the stage finish in Meiningen, more Thuringian points can be picked up in Kühndorf. "The Thuringian Forest with Oberhof is a popular holiday and sports region in the Free State. With the mountain jersey, we want to draw attention to the World Championships in January and February and attract sports enthusiasts to Thuringia," says Economics Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee. The mountain jersey will carry this message until the end of the Tour.


Newcomer Tour 2022: Race weekend in Baden-Württemberg for junior girls

July 14th, 22

The Newcomer Race of the Deutschland Tour is an integral part of the concept to promote cycling in Germany. This year, the Newcomer Tour will be held entirely in Baden-Württemberg on two race days. The race is organised exclusively for young female cyclists - the juniors in the U17 category race for the prestigious victory.

On 27 August, the talents will complete the entire ascent to the Schauinsland. At 3 p.m., the female riders will line up for the start on the Schauinslandstraße in Horben-Bohrer. Two hours before the best male pros conquer the ascent, the junior women will already climb the 12 kilometres up Freiburg's local mountain. 1000 metres of altitude are covered in this challenge to the cheers of the spectators.

On Sunday, 28 August, the young female riders will ring in the Deutschland Tour finale in Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region. The 40-kilometre race will start at around 09:30 in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. This is followed by a technically demanding course over undulating terrain to Kernen im Remstal and Remseck am Neckar. After crossing the Neckar, the juniors will take on the course, which will also be ridden by the pros in the afternoon. They will ride over the Killesberg into the city of Stuttgart for the finale on the Theodor-Heuss-Straße.


50 days until the Deutschland Tour - route details fixed

6th July, 22

In 50 days, the Deutschland Tour will celebrate its grand opening in Weimar. On 24 August, 120 riders will start the Tour with a prologue. After the short time trial, they will cover more than 700 kilometres through Thuringia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg before the red jersey is awarded to the overall winner in 2022 on 28 August in Stuttgart. The details of the complete route have now been finalised.

Fans can already plan their visit to the Deutschland Tour perfectly. Detailed maps, schedules and GPS files for each stage are available for download at

The varied route offers the spectators many hotspots. The daily stage start is neutralised - the pros leave the starting point at a slow pace and very close to the fans. On the way, fifteen mountain classifications, eight sprint classifications and four bonus classifications provide excitement before the stage finale. There are up to four zones per stage where the pros dispose of their drinking bottles - a coveted souvenir among fans.

With one more race day in the programme, the Deutschland Tour leads from Weimar via Meiningen and Marburg to the southwest at the end of August. The queen stage to the Schauinsland starts in Freiburg. Schiltach in the Black Forest is the starting point for the final day, which runs through the Stuttgart region to the capital of Baden-Württemberg.


Techniker health insurance partners the Deutschland Tour

30st June, 222022

Germany's largest statutory health insurance and Germany's largest cycling event are working together. The Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is now a partner of the Deutschland Tour

TK is using the Deutschland Tour to promote more exercise and everyday cycling. It is taking over the name sponsorship for the "Techniker Ride Tour", the cycling tours in the stage towns during the Deutschland Tour. In Weimar, Meiningen, Marburg and Stuttgart, visitors will be offered a ride to join the Tour. Completely free of charge and regardless of the type of bike - everyone is welcome to discover the region by bike on the day of the professional race.

For the health insurance company, the "Techniker Ride Tour" is a contribution to even more cycling enthusiasm. "Whether in everyday life, on a family outing or sporty cycling - every kilometre on a bike counts. Exercise in the fresh air is fun at any age, good for the climate and good for your health. Many good things come together on a bike, so cycling is booming, and quite rightly so," says Niels Möllgaard, Head of Marketing at Techniker Krankenkasse.



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.


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.


Plan International Challenge: Ride the Deutschland Tour and support Ukrainian children

24th March, 22

The conflict in Ukraine is particularly dramatic for children, more than one million of whom have already had to flee. As they are in urgent need of support, the donations of this year's Plan International Challenge will benefit the Ukraine emergency aid of the children's relief organisation. The continuation of the fundraising campaign of the Deutschland Tour and Plan International has the motto "Cycling and doing good". Amateur cyclists will collect donations and ride a complete Deutschland Tour stage shortly before the professionals. Registration is now open.

Last year, the Plan International Challenge raised more than 30,000 euros. Ambitious cyclists can also participate in the Deutschland Tour fundraising campaign in 2022. You ride "Your stage for children's rights". For their charity tour, they can choose between the Thuringian prelude and the mountain premiere of the Deutschland Tour in the Black Forest and collect donations for children from Ukraine.

Registration open until 10th August